EISD Health Initiative
Statement of Everman ISD's Health Initiative
Everman ISD is committed to providing a comprehensive wellness program for EISD students. The District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children's health, well being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Many policies such as FFA (Legal and Local) and BDF (Legal) and a variety of practices have been put in place to ensure that our students are given the opportunity to lead healthy lives.
The following are examples of the district's efforts:
Physical Activity in Grades K - 8
Physical Activity in Grades K - 4
Elementary age students participate in a structured physical education program four to five days from 40 to 60 minutes depending on the campus. The class is taught by a certified physical education teacher. Additionally, students are given recess time to play outside when weather permits.
Physical Activity in Grades 5 - 6
Students at Dan Powell Intermediate participate in physical education classes each day for 57 minutes. The classes are taught by certified physical education teachers.
Physical Activity in Grades 7 - 8
Junior high students participate in either a 45 minute daily physical education class or a one-and-a-half-hour daily athletic class. Both physical education and athletic classes are taught by certified physical education teachers.
School Health Advisory Council
The Everman ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a standing advisory council comprised of various EISD stakeholders for the purpose of reviewing health curriculum and other health and wellness issues and initiatives for the district. The Everman ISD SHAC meets monthly except for the months of January, July, and August. The Council membership is comprised of the Director of Child Nutrition, Director of Nursing Services, campus nurses, campus P.E. teachers, Safe and Drug Free School liaison, parents, and community members.
Vending and Food Service Guidelines
The District will offer breakfast, lunch and after-school snack programs according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture, and will participate in the National School Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs.
Menus will meet the nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture, conforming to food menu planning principles and featuring a variety of health choices that are tasty, attractive, of excellent quality and are served at proper temperature.
The District will follow the guidelines and policies for Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value.
Vending machines are not available at any campus except for the high school campus. Foods available apply to the same nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Use of Tobacco Products by Students and Others
The use of tobacco products by students and others is prohibited in Everman ISD buildings and on district property. The possession and/or use of tobacco products by students on district property are prohibited. Appropriate consequences as outlined in the Everman ISD Code of Conduct will be given to any student found in possession and/or use of tobacco products.
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