Student Wellness Policy
Nutrition Standards and Guidelines
The meals served in the School Nutrition Programs are guided by federal regulations for good nutrition. The guidelines include limits on calories, sodium, and fat; they also define required meal components and portion sizes. The USDA meal pattern is designed for easy identification of a healthy school meal.
For more information, click to view the nutrition standards for breakfast and lunch:
While the federal guidelines offer a base of good nutrition – Nutrition Services takes it to the next level. Click to discover what Nutrition Services is doing to provide quality meals for your child.
Food and beverages made available during school hours for events, classroom parties, and fundraisers meet the Student Wellness Policy and USDA Smart Snacks guidelines. For more information, click to view the Smart Snacks handouts below:
Goals for Student Wellness
- Influence student eating behaviors with age-appropriate nutrition education for lifelong healthy eating habits
- Provide opportunities for students to practice skills that reinforce lifelong healthy eating habits
- Actively promote school nutrition messages for good nutrition and optimal student health
- Support a well-coordinated and consistent nutrition message throughout the school community
- Limit marketing for any foods sold to students during the school day to healthful foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards
- Influence student physical activity behaviors for a lifelong active lifestyle
- Promote physical education and well-being with health promotion activities
Other School-Based Activities
- Support a total school environment that is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity
- Integrate food allergy awareness
It’s a Community Effort
The Tempe Elementary School District is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our students. The Coordinated School Health and Safety committee members represent schools, physical education, nutrition services, health services, outreach, parents, and community partners. The committee meets four times per year to review, plan and coordinate district and school-based goals and activities that are aligned with the Student Wellness Policy.
The Superintendent, or designee, leads the implementation of the policies.
A school level assessment was conducted in the 2016-2017 school year to monitor progress in achieving the Student Wellness goals. Three key areas were assessed with implementation statements that could be answered as Fully in Place, Partially In Place, Not In Place, or Not Applicable. The key areas were Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Other School Based Activities. Each key area was scored as a percentage of implementation success based on how the statements were answered.
View the School Site Wellness Assessment.
Click on your school below to see the results:
Connolly Middle School
Fees College Preparatory Middle School
Gililland Middle School
Scales Technology Academy
Tempe Academy of International Studies
Ward Traditional Academy
We value your input! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your comments and questions on the development process, implementation, and review or updating of our Student Wellness Policy goals.