SPS Health Wellness Plan

How to promote health goals of Healthy People 2020

The Goal of the SPS Wellness program

The primary goals of the SPS Wellness program are to promote student health, reduce student overweight/obesity, facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy habits and increase student achievement.

Nutrition Guideline

All foods will have to meet the USDA standard guideline:
-Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food (meat, beans, poultry, seafood, eggs, nuts, seeds, etc.);
-Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or fiber).

Physical Guideline

-Develop a sequential program of appropriate physical education for every student. The program will: Provide for at least 60 minutes (two- 30 minute periods) of physical education for students in the elementary grades during the school week; at least 3,000 minutes during the school year for students in middle school; and at least 1.5 units for students in high school and .5 units for health education.
-Protected P.E. time and recess (all levels) with no waivers except medical waivers. P.E. and recess will not be taken away as punishment.
- Limit size for middle/high school physical education classes to 33 students per teacher.
- Have no more than two physical education classes in the gymnasium at the same time for instruction at the middle/high school levels. At the elementary level, there will be only one physical education class per instructor at one time.
- Provide adequate space to allow safe participation in physical activity
-Emphasize knowledge and skills for a lifetime of regular physical activity.
-Devote at least 75 percent of physical education class time to actual physical activity in each week, with as much time as possible spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
-Avoid scheduling middle school students for two consecutive semesters without physical education.
-Provide a variety of activity choices, feature cooperative as well as competitive activities, and consider for gender and cultural differences in students' interests.

We aim to meet the highest standards in health regulation