• Instruction
    School Wellness

    Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in DAOES educational program, school activities, and meal programs. This policy shall be interpreted consistently with Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

    Goals for Nutrition Education
    The goals for nutrition include the following:
    • The school will support and promote good nutrition for students.
    • The school will foster the positive relationship between good nutrition, physical activity, and the capacity of students to develop and learn.

    Goal for Physical Activity

    The goal for physical activity is that the school will support and promote an active lifestyle for students.

    Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Available in the School During the School Day

    Students will be offered and the school will promote nutritious food and beverage choices consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Food Guidance System published jointly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.


    The Director or designee shall provide periodic data to the Board of Directors.

    Community Input

    The Director or designee will invite suggestions and comments concerning the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy from community members, including parents, students, school administrators, and the public.

    LEGAL REF.: Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, PL 108-265, Sec. 204.
    Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. §1771 et seq.
    National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §1758.
    42 U.S.C. §1779, as implemented by 7 C.F.R. §210.11.
    105 ILCS 5/2-3.137139.
    23 Ill.Admin.Code Part 305, Food Program.
    ISBE's "School Wellness Policy" Goal, adopted Oct. 2007.

    ADOPTED: January 18, 2007