Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
How we accomplish our goals
Partners for School Wellness
Student Wellness Policy
The MJUSD School Wellness Council has been progressively working to bring MJUSD into compliance with The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regulation regarding the School Wellness Policy since the 2007-2008 school year. The MJUSD School Wellness Council includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district nurses.
Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
Our Wellness Policy encourages Best Practices such as:
"School Administrators, teachers, parents, and the school community are encouraged to work together to instill healthy habits in students by enrsuring that treats, fund-raisers, and snacks are all Smart Snack compliant."
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site emphasizing the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.
Student Wellness Policy Board Presentations
Student Wellness Policy Documents
What is the difference between a Board Policy and an Administrative Regulation?
Board Policies- are statements which set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system. They create a framework within which the District can discharge the assigned duties with positive direction.
Administrative Regulations- are detailed directions developed to put policy into practice. They tell how, by whom, where, and when things are to be done.
Wellness Policy Exhibits
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: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."