MHASD Wellness Policy and Information
The MHASD Wellness Policy states, "The health and wellness of our children is a national concern that requires attention from many different stakeholders, including government, industry, local communities, and families, but schools also play an essential role since they are so influential in people's lives from a very young age and for many years. Therefore, it is important that school leaders have policies, addendums, and standards that support efforts to provide opportunities for healthy eating and ample physical education, role models for healthy choices, and education so that students learn to make healthy choices for their own lives." Wellness Policy Administrative Regulations
Resources and Ideas for Parents and Staff
Please consider our Life Threatening Allergy Policy when you are sending food from home. MHASD Life Threatening Allergy Policy #453.61.
Please consider bringing non-food items for parties. If you choose to bring food items, please keep these guidelines in mind:
- Contains 200 calories or less per serving
- Includes less than 2 grams of saturated fat
- Includes zero grams of trans fat
- Contains less than 200 mg of sodium per serving
- Includes zero grams of added sugar
- Have a whole grain, fruit or vegetable listed as the first ingredient
Use the Smart Snacks Calculator to see if your snack fits in these guidelines.
Healthy School Celebrations - How-to's for Happy, Healthy Parties.
Alternatives to Using Food as a Reward - Why it's good to use alternatives to food as a reward and ideas how to do it.
Age-Appropriate Rewards and Incentives - Ways to reward students of all ages.
Additional Reward and Incentive Ideas - For all ages.
Snack and Celebration Ideas - Fun, healthy snack ideas for students.
More Snack Ideas - Additional resources.
Energizer Activities for the Classroom- Lots of ways to add movement breaks in the classroom atmosphere.
More Ideas to create movment in the school day- Additional resources.
Fundraising Ideas - Non-food and healthy fundraising Ideas.
Fundraising Handbook - School fundraising can be healthy and profitable.
CDC/ASCD Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Framework
If you would like further information or want additional resources listed here, please contact:
Michelle Denk, Food Service Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-437-7065
Pam Schaal, School District RN, email@example.com, 608-437-7543
CJ Goodwin, School District RN, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-437-7266
Brian Johnson, Student Services Director, email@example.com, 608-437-7016