MOTION TO APPROVE THE WELLNESS POLICY 2016-2017 FOR THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOLS.
Summary Explanation and Background
SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:
This policy is for all of the campuses of the Pembroke Pines Charter School system. It has already been approved by the FSU Campus Advisory Board, the PPCS Elementary/Middle School Advisory Board, and the Academic Village Advisory Board.
1. The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools are committed to providing the students of the schools with healthy choices, promotion of wellness activities, and physical activities that promote the well-being of the children enrolled. The school continuously strives to promote activities and situations which enable students to make healthy choices which may then contribute to the total well-being of the school population.
2. The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools recognize that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potentials, reach their physical and mental potentials, and achieve lifelong health and well-being. A responsible approach to nutrition and physical activity promotes healthy weight maintenance and reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including asthma, hypertension, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
3. The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools have a responsibility to cultivate a school environment that helps students learn and maintain lifelong healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Many factors play a role in achieving a healthy school environment, including foods and beverages available to students while at school, nutrition education, opportunities for physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.
4. The schools have established a Local Wellness Policy Advisory Committee which is responsible for establishing and measuring the implementation of the Local Wellness Policy. Committee members will work collaboratively and offer multiple ...Click here for full text