The Bossier Parish School System participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and has established a district Wellness Policy and Program in accordance with federal and state food and nutrition laws. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall have the authority and responsibility for development, maintenance, and implementation of and compliance with district wellness policies, plans, programs, and initiatives. To assist the Superintendent and to strengthen such policies and increase transparency, the Superintendent shall establish a Wellness Program Committee which is responsible for continued review and update of the district’s Wellness Policy and Program and implementation of new regulations or requirements as announced by federal and/or state law.
It is the School Board’s desire to ensure environments and opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day while minimizing commercial distractions. The district’s Wellness Policy and Program contains goals, standards, and procedures to ensure that:
students have access to healthy foods throughout the school
day ‒ both through reimbursable school meals and other foods available
throughout the school campus ‒ in accordance with federal and state
students receive quality nutrition education that helps them
develop lifelong healthy eating behaviors;
students have opportunities to be physically active before,
during and after school;
schools engage in nutrition and physical activity promotion
and other activities, including marketing of foods and beverages on
campus, that promote student wellness;
school staff are encouraged and supported to practice healthy
nutrition and physical activity behaviors in and out of school;
the community is engaged in supporting the work of the district
in creating continuity between school and other settings for students
and staff to practice lifelong healthy habits; and
the district establishes and maintains an infrastructure for management, oversight, implementation, communication about, documentation, and monitoring of wellness policies and established goals and objectives.
A copy of the district’s Wellness Policy and Program and information about the district’s Wellness Program Committee may be obtained by visiting: www.bossierschools.org.
The School Board has also established a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) to advise the School Board on physical activity for students, physical and health education, nutrition, and overall student health. The School Health Advisory Council may assist the Wellness Program Committee in the implementation, periodic review, and updating of the district’s Wellness Policy and Program.
Additional information regarding the district’s School Health Advisory Council, may be obtained by visiting: www.bossierschools.org
New policy: August 7, 2006
Revised: February 15, 2018
Ref: 42 USC 1751 et seq. (Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act)
42 USC 1771 et seq. (Child Nutrition Act of 1966)
7 CFR 210 (National School Lunch Program)
7 CFR 210.31 (Local School Wellness Policy)
7 CFR 220 (School Breakfast Program)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:17.1, 17:197.1
Board minutes, 8-7-06, 6-10-14, 2-15-18
Bossier Parish School Board