Notre Dame High School

09 March 2020

Harrison County Catholic Schools Wellness Policy

The Harrison County Catholic School System is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the Harrison County Catholic Schools that the school system will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and viewing county-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.

All students in PreK 3 through 12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis. Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U. S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students and will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.

To the maximum extent practical, our school will participate in available federal school programs including the school breakfast program and national school lunch program (including after school snacks).

Harrison County Catholic Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish links between health education and school meal programs, with related community services.