PURPOSE AND GOALS
The Farmington River Regional School District School Department recognizes that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potential, reach their physical and mental potentials, and achieve lifelong health and well-being. A responsible approach to nutrition and physical activity promotes healthy weight maintenance and reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including asthma, hypertension, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
The School Department has a responsibility to create a school environment that helps students learn and maintain lifelong healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Many factors play a role in achieving a healthy school environment, including foods and beverages available to students while at school, nutrition education, opportunities for physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.
The School Department recognizes that this Wellness policy is only one portion of our commitment to provide a safe, healthy environment for our students and staff. Other components of this commitment may be found in our policies, programs, curricula, and activities dealing with the following issues:
___ a safe, clean, and psychologically healthful school environment.
___ a sequential curriculum in health and physical education.
___ a coordinated school nursing services program that includes the implementation of state-mandated student screening and monitoring.
___ a comprehensive guidance service program.