Resources

Wellness

Nutrition & Fitness

The winning recipe for a healthy lifestyle includes a combination of both good nutrition and physical activity. Your body needs a variety of nutrient-rich foods to grow and prevent illness. And your body also needs to move and exercise every day.

Key things you need to know about leading a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables and whole grain products
  • Practice mindful eating
  • Get active for at least 60 minutes, five times a week for ages 6-18
  • Avoid tobacco and illegal drugs altogether

Well-nourished students have higher test scores, increased school attendance, improved concentration, and improved classroom behavior. Students, who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle the physical and emotional challenges that they encounter during the day.

District Wellness Policy (link)

Programs

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger during the summer or other continuous school calendar vacation programs. Free meals are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. SFSP sponsoring organizations are operated by public and private nonprofit school food authorities, public or private, nonprofit residential and nonresidential camps, local, municipal, county or state governments, public or private colleges or universities participating in the National Youth Sports Program and private, nonprofit organizations.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

The National School Lunch Program, established in 1946, is the oldest and largest of the Child Nutrition Programs. It is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students each day. Specific meal patterns and nutrition standards are required in the National School Lunch Program and are based on the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

School Breakfast Program (SBP)

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides a nutritious morning meal. This program is recognized as one of the most beneficial of the federal nutrition programs. SBP meets a vital need of feeding thousands of students each day, who might otherwise not eat a nutritious breakfast. Participation in the program has been shown to improve learning and test performance. Specific meal patterns are required in the SBP.  Schools that participate in the SBP receive funding assistance similar to the National School Lunch Program.

School Breakfast Program (SBP)

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant Program (FFVP)

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  The program is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthful snack options, and is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.The FFVP also encourages schools to develop partnerships at the state and local level for support in implementing and operating the program.  

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant Program (FFVP)

After School Snack Program (ASP)

The intent of the Afterschool Snack Program is to assist schools that operate organized programs of care, which include education and enrichment activities known to help reduce or prevent children’s involvement in juvenile crime or other high risk behavior, by providing snacks. Eligible programs serving snacks to children that meet USDA requirements may be claimed for reimbursement.

After School Snack Program (ASP)

Catering

The nutrition service department offers catering services.  If you are interested in our catering options please email kknabel[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us 

Regulations

 

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