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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-58

STUDENTS

Student and Staff Wellness

Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with families, community organizations, and other local agencies, play an important role in promoting student wellness. The School Board supports a school environment that encourages and fosters nutritious eating habits and physical activity, both linked to academic success and lifelong good health. Schools are encouraged to work collaboratively with families and the community to improve the quality of health for students and staff.

The Superintendent will, through regulation, guidance or procedure, ensure that the School Division meets applicable federal wellness policy requirements and will include the following component:

  1. Measurable goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities to promote student wellness;
  2. Nutrition standards for all foods and beverages available during the school day, with the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity;
  3. Assurance that local guidelines established shall not be less restrictive than USDA regulations and guidance, or existing Virginia regulations and guidance, as they apply to the school nutrition programs;
  4. A plan for measuring implementation of the local plan; and,
  5. Ensure the Involvement of parents, students, school health professionals, school nutrition program directors and/or managers, the School Board, school administrators, and the general public in development of this program. Community input will include efforts to promote awareness of as well as participation in development, implementation, review and update of the policy by community stakeholders.
  6. The Health Advisory Committee will serve as the district wellness committee that will oversee school health and safety policies, programs and practices to ensure compliance with applicable law and regulation. Direct oversight of this committee will be the responsibility of the Department of School Leadership (hereinafter “DOSL”). DOSL will retain appropriate documentation of wellness policy compliance which shall include: the policy; documents demonstrating compliance with community involvement requirements, including requirements to make the policy and triennial assessments available to the public; and documentation of the triennial assessment of the policy.

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, 7 C.F.R. §§210.10, 210.11 and 220.8, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: June 20, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2017