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Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.


STUDENT WELLNESS                                                                              BP 5030



Whereas, children need access to healthful foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive;

Whereas, good health fosters student attendance and education;

Whereas, obesity rates have doubled in children and tripled in adolescents over the last two decades, and physical inactivity and excessive calorie intake are the predominant causes of obesity;

Whereas, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are responsible for two-thirds of deaths in the United States, and major risk factors for those diseases, including unhealthy eating habits, physical inactivity, and obesity, often are established in childhood;

Whereas, 33% of high school students do not participate in sufficient vigorous physical activity and 72% of high school students do not attend daily physical education classes;

Whereas, only 2% of children (2 to 19 years) eat a healthy diet consistent with the five main recommendations from the Food Guide Pyramid;

Whereas, nationally, the items most commonly sold from school vending machines, school stores, and snack bars include low-nutrition foods and beverages, such as soda, sports drinks, imitation fruit juices, chips, candy, cookies, and snack cakes;

Whereas, school districts around the country are facing significant fiscal and scheduling constraints; and

Whereas, community participation is essential to the development and implementation of successful school wellness policies;

Thus, the Roseville Joint Union High School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the Roseville Joint Union High School District that:

  • The school district will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
  • To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], Summer Food Service Program, Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program [including suppers]).
  • Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.

The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for District students. The Superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.

Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) Codes:

  • CDE= California Department of Education Code
  • BP=Board Policy 
  • SR= Staff Rule

Tobacco-Free Schools BP 5114.2, Environmental Safety BP 0450, Alcohol and Other Drugs BP 5114.2, Drug Testing SR 4212, Tobacco BP 5114.2, Steroids BP 5131.63, Health Care and Emergencies BP 5141, Infectious Disease Prevention SR 4315, Health Examinations BP 5141.3 BP 0510, Immunizations CDE 49403, Health Screening for School Entry BP 6166 BP 5141.3, Safety CDE 35294, Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education BP 4310, Guidance/Counseling Services BP 0420


School Health Council/Team

The Board’s policy related to student wellness shall be developed with the involvement of parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives, and members of the public, according to existing policies.

The superintendent or designee will appoint a District Wellness Team consisting of members of the above groups to periodically review policy.  The team may also include district administrators, health professionals, school nurses, health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, and/or others interested in school health issues.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees) BP 1221 (cf. 9140 - Board Representatives) BP 9140

The Roseville Joint Union High School District will develop a District Wellness Team (as provided in Federal Legislation) and will assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing, and, as necessary, revising school nutrition and physical activity policies.  In addition, a school team could serve as a resource to the District Wellness Team for implementing wellness policies.



The Governing Board recognizes that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to grow, learn and maintain good health. To reinforce the District's nutrition education program, food served on school premises shall:

1. Be carefully selected so as to contribute to student's nutritional well-being and health.

2. Meet or exceed nutritional standards specified in law and administrative regulation.

3. Be prepared in ways which will appeal to students, retain nutritive quality and foster lifelong healthy eating habits.

4. Be sold at reasonable prices.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies designed to encourage the participation of students and parents/guardians in the selection of foods of good nutritional quality for school menus. Parents/guardians are encouraged to support appropriate nutrition for their children and support the District's nutrition education efforts.

The Board desires to provide students with adequate time and space to eat meals. To the extent possible, school and transportation schedules shall be designed to encourage participation in school meal programs. 

The Director of Food Services shall periodically review the adequacy of school facilities for cafeteria eating and food preparation.  School cafeterias shall comply with the sanitation and safety requirements of the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law as set forth in Health and Safety Code. 113700-114455

Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures BP 1312.3, Facilities Security BP 3517, Facilities Master Plan

Professional development for food service personnel shall include nutrition education and safe food handling. 

Staff Development BP 4131.6


Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Served at School 

The Board shall adopt nutrition guidelines as recommended by the Director of Food Services for all foods served on each campus during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.  (42 USC 1751 Note)


The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health.  Nutrition standards adopted by the District for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided through the District’s food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards.


Guidelines for Reimbursable Meals


Foods and beverages provided through federally reimbursable school meal programs shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a), and 1779(a) and (b), as they apply to schools. (42 USC 1751 Note)


In order to maximize the District’s ability to provide nutritious meals, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs to the extent possible, including the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

Free and Reduced Price Meals CDE 49530



The Governing Board believes that foods and beverages sold to students on school campuses during the school day should promote student health and reduce childhood obesity. Such food sales should not impair the food service's ability to be financially sound. (5 CCR 15500 and 15501)

Any food sales conducted outside the District's food services program shall meet nutritional standards specified in law, Board policy and administrative regulations and shall not impair student participation in the District's food service program. Food sales that do not meet current legislation are prohibited during school hours, and within ½ hour before or ½ hour after school hours. (Education Code 51520) Therefore, the Board authorizes the Director of Food Services to approve the sale of foods and beverages outside the District’s food service program, including sales by student or adult organizations, sales through vending machines, and/or sales at school student stores for fundraising purposes.

Sanitation and safety procedures shall comply with the requirements of the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law as set forth in Health and Safety Code 113700-114455.

The profits from all food sales, including vending machines that sell approved food or drinks, must benefit the school, the school food service program, or the student groups sponsoring the sales.  Food from outside commercial vendors must have District approval.

When vending machines are sponsored by the District or a student or adult organization, the Superintendent or designee shall determine how and where vending machines may be placed at school sites, district offices or other school facilities.

Contracts SR 3324


Guidelines for Food on Campus

The Board and its designees shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes. The Board and its designees also shall encourage school staff to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students. 

School staff shall encourage and educate parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the District’s nutrition education program.  Health, Physical Education, Science, and FACS programs shall educate students to the benefits of healthy eating and diet.



The Board shall adopt policy for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the District determines appropriate.  (42 USC 1751 Note)

The District’s nutrition education and physical education programs shall be based on research, consistent with the expectations established in the state’s curriculum frameworks, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Nutrition Education should be appropriate, following the United States Dietary Guidelines for Americans, California Department of Education State Frameworks in Health and Home Economics Careers and Technology Model Curriculum Standards, as located on the District website. 

Courses of Study BP 6000 

The Superintendent or designee will provide nutrition education as part of the Health Education program and, as appropriate, shall be integrated into core academic subjects.  In addition, the District will in-service all staff with nutrition education as established in accordance with best practices from the Governor’s Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity.  Established nutrition curricula from FACS and Health departments at each school will serve as resources for teachers.  All teachers and departments as well, can promote and encourage appropriate diet and exercise for all.

All students, including students with disabilities, special health-care needs, and in alternative educational settings, will have the opportunity, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis through physical education instruction and physical activity programs.  Physical Education instructors will teach physical education curriculum as designated. (EC 51210, 51222, and 51223)

All physical education will be delivered by a teacher credentialed to teach physical education (EC Section 44203).  Students will spend at least 50 percent of physical education class time participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Opportunities for vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education, school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before- and after-school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.

Physical Education BP 6201, Extracurricular and Co curricular Activities BP 6145.2, Athletic Competition SR 6145.2

Guidelines for Staff Development and Communication

The Superintendent or designee shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models.  School Principals or Directors shall promote and may provide opportunities for regular physical activity among employees.  Professional development shall include instructional strategies that assess health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors. 

Staff Development BP 4131.6 

To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Superintendent or designee may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through District or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the District or school web site, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance.

District and School Web Sites, Parent Involvement BP 6020 

The Board Policy limits marketing and advertising through signage, vending machine fronts, logos, scoreboards, school supplies, advertisements in school publications, coupon or incentive programs, or other means. 

Advertising and Promotion BP 1325



The Board shall establish a plan for measuring implementation of the policy.  The Superintendent shall designate at least one person within the District and at each school who is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school sites implement the District’s wellness policy.  (42 USC 1751 Note)

The Superintendent or designee shall recommend for Board approval specific quality indicators from food services, school administrators, counselors, nurses, and teachers that will be used to measure the implementation of the policy district wide and at each district school. These measures shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the nutritional content of meals served; student participation rates in school meal programs; any sales of non-nutritious foods and beverages in fundraisers or other venues outside the District’s meal programs; and feedback from food service personnel, school administrators, the school health council, parents/guardians, students, and other appropriate persons.

The Superintendent or designee shall report to the Board at least every year on the implementation of this policy and any other Board policies related to nutrition and physical activity as deemed appropriate.


Posting Requirements 

Each school shall post the District’s policies and regulations on nutrition and physical activity in public view within all school cafeterias or in other central eating areas.  (Education Code 49432) 

Each school shall also post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations prepared by the California Department of Education. 


Legal Reference:


38085 Sale of specified food items

38080-38103 Cafeteria, establishment and use

45103.5 Contracts for management consulting services; restrictions

48931 Authorization and sale of food

49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001

49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

49510-49520 Nutrition

49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act

49540-49546 Child care food program

49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services

49550-49560 Meals for needy students

49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program

49570 National School Lunch Act

51222 Physical education

51520 School premises; prohibited solicitations


113700-114455 California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law

114200-114245 Vending machines


15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations

15510 Mandatory meals for needy students

15530-15535 Nutrition education

15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs


1751-1769 National School Lunch Program, especially:

1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, including:

1773 School Breakfast Program

1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act


210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program

220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program


Management Resources:


The New Nutrition Standards: Implications for Student Wellness Policies, November 2005


Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. 2005


Healthy Children Ready to Learn, January 2005

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide, 2003

Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003


Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000


Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, Changing the Scene, Improving the School Nutrition Environment:  A Guide to Local Action, 2000


Associated Student Body Accounting Manual and Desk Reference, 2002


American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD): http://www.aahperd.org

American School Food Service Association (ASFSA): http://www.asfsa.org

CAHPERD: http://www.cahperd.org

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association of School Business Officials:  http://www.casbo.org

California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu

California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division/SHAPE California: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nsd

California Department of Education Standards and Frameworks: http://wwwcde.ca.gov/ci/ct/sf/

California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families:  http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/cdic/cpns/network

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov

Dairy Council of California:  http://www.dairycouncilofca.org

Fiscal and Crisis Management Assistance Team:  http://www.fcmat.org

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html

National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org

National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org

School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org

Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org

U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy_steps.html