The District of the Chathams Public Schools Wellness Policy states
"The Board of Education recognizes child and adolescent obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States and that poor diet combined with the lack of physical activity negatively impacts on pupils’ health and their ability and motivation to learn. The Board is committed to providing pupils with healthy and nutritious foods; encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat milk and whole grains; supporting healthy eating through nutrition education; encouraging pupils to select and consume all components of the school meal; and providing pupils with the opportunity to engage in daily physical activity..... "
~ Read more at the link below.
The Wellness Policy was developed in accordance with the National School Lunch Program's Reauthorization Act. The act requires all public school districts produce a detailed policy that addresses the health and well-being of all students. To view the Wellness Policy, please go to:
The District of the Chathams
School Committee Wellness Policy
BioSecurity Plan Poicy
Chatham Allergy Policy - please contact Bob McBreen, Director of Dining
Other helpful nutriton related Web sites:
Action For Healthy Kids
The American Cancer Society
The American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
International Food Information Council (IFIC)
MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.
National Eating Disorders Association
National Institutes of Health
National Lunch and Breakfast Program
United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. FDA interactive food label educational tool
Vegetarian Resource Group