District Wellness Policy
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The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education is committed to the optimal development of every student. The board recognizes that positive, safe, and health promoting learning environments are necessary in order for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success. To that end, the district adheres to all applicable federal wellness laws to ensure environments and opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day. All school-based activities will be consistent with this policy and the accompanying administrative procedures. District staff are also encouraged and supported to make healthy lifestyle choices.
The purpose of the wellness policy is to provide a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices. A district wellness committee regularly monitors the overall effectiveness of the board wellness policy and administrative procedures (G-3), and meets at least once every three years to evaluate compliance and recommend policy and/or procedural modifications that will positively impact student health.
The position/person responsible for leading and coordinating the wellness committee and managing the triennial assessment is the district’s director of child nutrition programs, Kelly Orton. Those who wish to share information or get involved with the committee can contact Kelly Orton by phone at: 801-974-8380 or contact utilizing the information below:
District Wellness Policy Coordinator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Overweight & Obesity
USDA Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks
Amazon.com - Smart Snacks for Students
Resources - School Wellness
School Wellness Compliance Summary (2022)