• Student Wellness Policy

    What is a district wellness policy?

    District wellness policies are an important tool for parents and school districts to focus on health and preventing childhood obesity. The goal is to promote student wellness with healthy food choices, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, encouraging physical activity and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

    Why do districts need a wellness policy?

    All schools that participate in USDA’s Child Nutrition programs such as school breakfast, school lunch or after-school snack program is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.

    Who can update the J.O. Combs Unified School District wellness policy?

    Anyone who is part of the J.O. Combs Unified School District community including Food & Nutrition Department staff, board members, district and school administrators, district employees, school nurses, teachers and parents can continue to develop and update the local wellness policy by joining us in a committee meeting to exchange ideas and continue to focus on the health of our children and preventing childhood obesity.  For more information please contact Yezica Hostetler at (480) 987-5311

    Non Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal Civil Rights Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

    Fax: (202) 690-7442

    Email: program.intake@usda.gov

    Aviso de No Discriminación

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:  How to File a Complaint, y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

    Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

    Fax: (202) 690-7442

    Correo Electrónico: intake@usda.gov

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.