STUDENT NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BP 5040 (a)
Iditarod Area School District is committed to providing health and wellness in all aspects of school life. This commitment shall enhance the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each student and help to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating, emotional wellness and physical activity.
All students in grades K-11 shall participate in a sequential and age-appropriate combined Health/PE class each year. Seniors shall select a health and/or PE elective if possible.
All IASD instructional staff shall receive in-service training on IASD Health, Safety and Physical Education curriculum and resources as well as opportunities to maintain high personal health standards.
IASD supports the following wellness goals for IASD students and communities:
IASD shall participate in community partnerships that promote family health seminars and clinics, social and recreational functions, fitness activities and other events that encourage community health, fitness and wellness.
Teachers are encouraged to utilize elders and health clinic, SouthCentral Foundation, YKHC, state trooper and other resource people as presenters in their health classes.
IASD staff shall work with local ASB’s, Native Village Councils and City Councils in each community to develop a plan to equip local playgrounds with developmentally appropriate equipment as outlined in NASPE Guidelines for Facilities.
The school district encourages participation of students, parents, food service personnel, school board members, school administrators, school health professionals, physical education teachers, local SNAP-Ed coordinators and other interested community members in an advisory group, appointed by the Iditarod School Board that will assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and, as necessary, revising school nutrition and physical activity goals. The district will promote opportunities to participate in the advisory group through parent and stakeholder communication, which may include newsletters, public announcements, web postings, parent communication, etc.
The school district will provide the advisory group with appropriate information and clear guidelines to assist in the development and/or revision of relevant policies and nutrition and physical activity goals. Goals will be based on available scientific evidence for improving school nutrition and physical activity programs. Goals and progress toward achievement will be presented to the Iditarod School Board on an annual basis.
- IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT DATE OF ADOPTION: March 2016