Coordinated School Health
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Our Davis Elementary CSH Committee advocates and inspires our families, staff, cafeteria, and community to work together to create, establish, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The CSH Committee meets once per 9-weeks after school. Committee members help volunteer at CSH events/programs such as Davis Turkey Trot, Family Fitness Night and Ocean Olympics.
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Food in the Classroom and Healthy Snacks
The Austin Independent School District approved a district Wellness policy, which includes guidelines for food and beverages on campuses including student birthday celebrations, food for instructional use, guidelines for health education, physical education, and nutrition. At Davis, we have worked together to meet the expectations of this policy, and are sharing the following information to assist with this effort.
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV's) and Candy
Parents or staff may not distribute, provide access, or give students FMNV's or candy on campus during the school day. Each school may choose 3 events/celebrations (such as Winter Holiday, Valentine's, End of Year) in which students may consume food and/or beverages that may be FMNV. When planning these events, parents should work closely with school staff to ensure adherence to the guidelines developed for providing food at these celebrations. This does not apply to food items brought from home for the sole consumption by the student.
While we highly value the special occasion of every child's birthday, school based celebrations should be kept to a minimum in order to avoid distraction from learning. Parents may NOT bring food items to share with other students in order to celebrate their child's birthday, however, special non-food treats (such as pencils, sticker, etc.) maybe sent as part of a birthday celebration. We ask that parents work closely with teachers so that recognition for birthdays are part of a class routine.
Food in the Classroom for Instruction Purposes
Food will not be used for instructional purposes, unless the food is needed for teaching students about nutrition or foods of different cultures. The foods may not be FMNV's or candy. The food given during a classroom lesson is to be for a taste only and not be in the place of a meal. The food may not be provided or sold to other students or classes.
Food Allergy/Food Sensitivity Considerations
When planning school events that involve touching or ingesting food, parents and teachers should work closely to consider students with food allergies and food sensitivities. In any case where food will be introduced at school, teachers will inform all parents in the class in advance of the event.
School Nutrition Policy and Nutrition Policy FAQ's
What is Coordinated School Health?
Coordinated School Health (CSH) team at Davis promotes health and wellness activities to faculty, staff, students and parents. Physical Educators collaborate with the Davis administration, nurse, cafeteria manager and CSH team to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the school day.
Healthing Cooking and Eating!!!