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District Wellness Policy

D0106  Western Plains--Wellness Policies

D0106  Western Plains is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, wellbeing and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness.  

Therefore, it is the policy of D0106 – Western Plains that:


General Atmosphere

Substitutions are provided for students with medical disabilities identified by a licensed

 physician that require meal modifications per the signed Meal Modification Form.

 Substitutions are provided for students with allergies and intolerances that do not rise

 to the level of a disability, identified by a Recognized Medical Authority on the signed

 Meal Modification Form.

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere.

Continuing education training for all food service personnel meets federal and state requirements.

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years.

The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period.

The dining area has adult supervision.


The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs.

The dining area has adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or unfamiliar foods.

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time.


Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action.

Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action.

Identify content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast near or at the beginning of the serving line(s).


All school breakfasts comply with USDA regulations and state policies.

At least three different fruits are offered each week on three different days. At least one fruit per week is served fresh.

Students have at least 10 minutes "seat time" to eat breakfast (not including time spent walking to and from class or waiting in line).



All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies.

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh.

Offer one additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (darkgreen, red/orange, dry beans and peas).

Students have at least 15 minutes "seat time" to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

During the School Day

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. 

Hygiene standards for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained.

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom.

Foods and beverages for classroom rewards, parties and celebrations will not be provided within one hour before or after the end of the last lunch period.

Fundraising activities involving the sale of food or beverages that meet "All Foods Sold in Schools" 


Nutrition Education

School promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day.  Menus are posted on school website and/or distributed to families via email and posting in school commons area.

Allow marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages sold on the school campus during the school day that meet the requirements set forth in the Smart Snacks Rule.

Nutrition Education (cont.)

All students in grades K12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, will have the opportunity to participate in culturally relevant participatory activities and a variety of learning experiences that support development of healthful eating habits that are based on the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans and evidencebased information.

School administrators will inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to attend training on nutrition and encourage them to attend training on teaching nutrition.

School personnel participate in nutrition educationrelated training at least once a year.

Include nutrition education as part of health education classes and/or standalone courses for 9th grade including curricula that promote skill development.

Make our Wellness policy available to the public on our USD106.org website, facebook and use the Cat Tracks newspaper to increase stakeholder participation in our wellness program to include parents and community members of our 602 sq miles of school district.  

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly.

Physical Activity

All students in grades K  12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the entire school year.

Physical activity facilities in and on school property are safe with sufficient ageappropriate equipment for all students, including those with disabilities. Adequate adult supervision is provided.

School encourages extra physical activity time is an option for classroom rewards.

School offers lifetime physical activity that teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve and maintain health. Students learn the benefits of and an appreciation for regular physical activity.

Elementary school students have at least 15 minutes a day of supervised recess (not including time spent getting to and from the playground), preferably outdoors. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Students that participate in indoor recess are provided moderate to vigorous physical activity opportunities.

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education     approved physical education teaching standards for prekindergarten through grade 12.

Elementary students receive 70-100 minutes of physical education per week, which includes at least 70 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Physical education curriculum encourages a multidimensional fitness assessment.

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Physical education teachers participate in physical education and/or physical activity specific professional development every 2 years.

Family & Community  PE

Community members are provided access to the school's outdoor physical activity facilities.

Open gym is offered the months of December thru February every Sunday for students and the community.

Community members are made aware of opportunities to access the school's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified hours.  Community members will be using the school indoor facilities in the winter months for a walking program. 

Integrated School Based Wellness

Annually partner with Kansas State Extension Office and/or allow community use of school facilities for wellness activities.

Each semester, partner with community health agencies/organizations and/or allow community use of school facilities for wellness activities.

The local school wellness policy team will meet at least twice per year.

The wellness policy and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to the local school board and school staff.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”