Wellness Policy & Resources

The school district updated the wellness policy in the spring of 2012 based on new federal requirements. The requirements of the new wellness policy went into effect in the fall of 2012.  Information on the new policy and additional resources are listed below. If you would like further information or want additional resources listed here, please contact Phil Frei at pfrei@sunprairieschools.org.


Why are we making changes to the Wellness Policy?

We are required by federal law to make these changes.

On July 8, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued memo SP 42-2011: Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Local School Wellness Policies, outlining the new guidelines for the local school wellness policies as established by Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The federal legislation requires each school district that participates in the National School Lunch Program to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. The new requirements which are effective in the fall of 2012, include the following elements for the wellness policy:
  1. Promote student wellness
  2. Prevent and reduce childhood obesity
  3. Provide assurance that school meals meet Federal school meal standards

The Sun Prairie Area School District recognizes its responsibility to provide a healthy learning environment by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity. This policy promotes life-long wellness behaviors, and links healthy nutrition and exercise to students' overall physical well-being. Healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity are essential for students to achieve their full academic and life potential. The District also supports employee life-long wellness behaviors, linking healthy nutrition and exercise to overall health, job performance and a positive work environment.

Wellness Policy Resources

Wellness Policy Presentation (in Powerpoint)
Wellness Policy Presentation (as a pdf)
Wellness Policy JHK
Wellness Policy Implementation - Procedure JHK-R
Wellness News: Healthy Eating Suggestions
Wellness News: Fundraising Suggestions
Sun Prairie Wellness Brochure for Families

Information on Federal Nutrition Standards

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools - Information for Parents, Guardians, Teachers, and Staff
Nutrition Fact Sheet for Foods in Schools - For Students
Nutrition Fact Sheet for Foods in Schools - For School Boards & School Districts

Changes to School Lunch Program as a Result of New Federal Guidelines

Letter from School Nutrition Office
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