2010 Florida Statutes
School wellness and physical education policies; nutrition guidelines.
School wellness and physical education policies; nutrition guidelines.—
By September 1, 2006, each school district shall submit to the Department of Education a copy of its school wellness policy as required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and a copy of its physical education policy required under s. 1003.455. Each school district shall annually review its school wellness policy and physical education policy and provide a procedure for public input and revisions. In addition, each school district shall send an updated copy of its wellness policy and physical education policy to the department when a change or revision is made.
By December 1, 2006, the department shall post links to each school district’s school wellness policy and physical education policy on its website so that the policies can be accessed and reviewed by the public. Each school district shall provide the most current versions of its school wellness policy and physical education policy on the district’s website.
By December 1, 2006, the department must provide on its website links to resources that include information regarding:
Classroom instruction on the benefits of exercise and healthful eating.
Classroom instruction on the health hazards of using tobacco and being exposed to tobacco smoke.
The eight components of a coordinated school health program, including health education, physical education, health services, and nutrition services.
The core measures for school health and wellness, such as the School Health Index.
Access for each student to the nutritional content of foods and beverages and to healthful food choices in accordance with the dietary guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Multiple examples of school wellness policies for school districts.
Examples of wellness classes that provide nutrition education for teachers and school support staff, including encouragement to provide classes that are taught by a licensed nutrition professional from the school nutrition department.
School districts are encouraged to provide basic training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every 2 years thereafter. Private and public partnerships for providing training or necessary funding are encouraged.
s. 18, ch. 2006-301.