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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. 


Please click in the link below to review our current Local Wellness Policy.


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