Deer Park ISD

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Deer Park Independent School District
Wellness Policy

Mission Statement

The mission of the DPISD Wellness Policy is to provide opportunities for students to become lifelong benefactors of good habits in personal health and wellness by creating an awareness of healthy eating behaviors, providing appropriate physical activities and nutritious school meals and creating a school community which delivers a consistent message in support of healthy lifestyles.

Goals and Guidelines

Nutrition Education

Goal: Deer Park ISD will provide nutrition education for all students.

Objective: Nutrition education will be integrated across the curriculum.

Objective: Teachers and other staff will be given strategies for integration of nutrition education into their curriculum.

Physical Activity

Goal: Deer Park ISD will provide opportunities for students to regularly participate in physical activity.

Objective: The district will follow state minimum standards set for physical activities at the elementary level.

Objective: The district will follow the state requirements for opportunities for middle school students to be involved with physical activities and organized sports.

Objective: Students at the high school level will be provided opportunities to experience physical activities as specified under the high school graduation plans.

Nutrition Standards

Goal: Deer Park ISD will comply with the guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Texas Public School Nutrition Policy.

Objective: Deer Park schools will be informed of the TDA standards for Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) and to the guidelines concerning their limited use at the campus level.

Objective: The Deer Park ISD child nutrition staff will be informed and comply with the nutritional standards set forth by the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy that addresses guidelines concerning fats, fried foods, portion sizes and other food guidelines including, but not limited to the servings of fruits, vegetables, milk and chips.

Other School-based Activities

Goal: Deer Park ISD will provide a healthy learning environment for all students.

Objective: Support for healthy lifestyles for students will be developed through health clinics, health screening, and helping to enroll eligible children in Medicaid and state children’s health insurance programs.

Objective: The district will continue to partner with Harris County Hospital District to provide a school-based clinic within the district for students and the community.

Objective: DPISD will partner with Deer Park Parks and Recreation and community organizations to sponsor activities that promote wellness and physical activity.

Goal: Deer Park ISD will provide a healthy environment for its faculty and staff.

Objective: DPISD schools will make physical activity facilities available to staff after school hours.

Objective: Links will be made available on the district web page that will provide avenues for information and assistance to faculty and staff.
The Staff Wellness Website

Objective: DPISD nutrition services will provide faculty and staff with healthy food choices.