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KLA Health and Wellness Policy

                           Keiller Leadership Academy Wellness Policy


Wellness Policy developed to comply with the requirements of the federal Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. This act is based on the coordinated school health model that promotes health education, healthy eating and physical activity for staff and students.


Involvement of School and Community Stakeholders: School health and wellness related administrative procedures will be developed with involvement and input from all affected stakeholders, including students, parents, physical educators, administration, school nurse, community health professionals, classroom teachers, school counselors, classified staff, cafeteria staff, and board members.


Goals for Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, and other School-Based Activities to Promote Student Wellness: In accordance with the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, the school will implement and monitor the following goals for health education, nutrition education, and physical education as well as all other school-based activities to promote student wellness and life-long fitness, including:


  • Meeting California Adopted Content Standards for ongoing health and nutrition education in grades 6-8, monitored through assessment of knowledge, behavior/habit change, and skill development.
  • Exceeding California Education Code required minutes for physical education. Meeting California Adopted Content Standards for life-long physical fitness and physical education that implements rigorous, developmentally appropriate, sequential curricula.
  • Promoting and supporting structured and unstructured physical activity opportunities for all students and staff.
  • Sharing the results of physical fitness (Fitness Gram) and content achievement with both students and parents.
  • Increasing and promoting access to free or low-cost adult programs for parents, teachers, and staff that promote increased physical activity and healthy eating habits leading to healthy weight management and lifestyles that create positive role models for students.
  • Increasing parent/guardian involvement efforts that emphasize affordable healthy eating habits and options at home.
  • Promote healthy eating habits in the school cafeteria by posting nutritional information (i.e. calories, grams of fat, grams of sugar) for every item of food provided and eliminating items such as Gatorade, rice crispy treats, brownies, cup of soup, kettle corn, and hot pockets. Instead replace these items with Propel, pretzels, fat-free brownies, fat-free popcorn, and whole-wheat pita pockets.
  • Eliminate the promotion of food as the source of a reward before and after school. Instead, teachers can promote achievement with the use of homework passes, physical activity, or classroom resources (pencils or extra credit).
  • Eliminate or minimize the promotion of high fat, high sugar, high calorie food for school celebrations before and after school. Increase the promotion of a healthy option as well or instead of the unhealthy option.


Nutrition Guideline for Child Nutrition Reimbursable Meal Programs: In 2004, a law (section 204 of public law 108-265) was passed that requires school districts to establish a local school wellness policy by the school year beginning after July 2006. This law recognizes the critical role that schools must play tin helping to raise healthy children. The policy requires school districts to:

  • Create nutrition guidelines for all food sold on campus during the day, in efforts to promote health and reduce childhood obesity.
  • Create goals for nutrition education and physical activity that promote student wellness.
  • Create a plan for ensuring the policy is implemented.
  • Include parents, students, school ford service staff, school administrators, school board members, and the public in creating the school wellness policy.

Legislation details are available at: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Healthy/108-265.pdf


Nutrition Guidelines for Food and Beverages Available Outside of School Meal Programs:

  • Items sold or exchanged for money, coupons, or vouchers, during school ours or after and before school: All foods sold or exchanged shall support the health curriculum and promote healthy choices. Open House, parent meetings, student celebrations and performances, and swap meets fall into this category.
  • All organizations including Parent Involvement Team (PIT), other parent groups, and ASB shall be encouraged to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising or limit the amount of food when applicable.
  • Beverages shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidelines and any beverages containing high fructose corn syrup are prohibited.
  • Eliminate the promotion of food as the source of a reward before and after school. Instead, teachers can promote achievement with the use of homework passes, physical activity, or classroom resources (pencils or extra credit).
  • Classroom parties or celebrations shall be held after lunch period when possible. A list of party and celebration alternatives will be shared with staff and parents (non-food items will be recommended). Staff shall encourage parents/guardians or volunteers to consider nutritional quality when selecting snacks for parties and limiting foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards.
  • Board limits and discourages marketing, advertising, and fundraising of non-nutritious foods and beverages through vending machine fronts for both students and staff.


Implementation: The School physical educators, cafeteria management, and administrators will ensure that all teachers, staff, and students are following the guidelines presented in the wellness plan. Physical educators and cafeteria management shall assess and revise the plan periodically to ensure the effectiveness and implementation is adequate.

School Site Administrators shall ensure that information about the Wellness Policy is made available to all site staff, is implemented at the site level, and that a and that a Site Coordinated School Health or Wellness council, including parents, students, and community members, is established at each site with the responsibility to oversee the site implementation of these guidelines and report back to the board and as needed to the coordinator of county wellness compliance.

School Site Staff shall make every effort to become role models, who promote and practice an active and healthy lifestyle, for students, parents, and community members.




Healthy Snacks Policy


As part of KLA’s Health and Wellness Plan, we request that you pack HEALTHY snacks for your child to eat during recess and/or lunch.




·      Fresh fruit/vegetables

·      Yogurt

·      Animal/graham crackers

·      Plain crackers

·      Pretzels

·      100% juice

·      Water

·      Baked chips

·      Dried fruit

·      Hot Cheetos

·      Takis

·      Soda

·      Energy drinks

·      Gatorade, Powerade, Kool-Aid

·      Cookies, donuts

·      Flavored drink packets

·      Artificially colored/flavored drinks

·      Cheese balls/puffs

*These items will be sent back home.


Birthday Celebrations

  • Birthday celebrations are permitted.
  • You must make arrangements with the teacher first.
  • Please DO NOT bring cupcakes, cakes, cookies, or other sugary snacks to share with the class.
  • Non-food items are encouraged should your child want to bring something to share.
  • Healthy snacks ok. Must be packaged. No home-cooked or home-prepared products.