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ATTEND A FOOD & FITNESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING The vision of the Food and Fitness Advisory Committee (FFC) is that SFUSD students have healthy appetizing school food and regular physical activity; and know why these are important for their wellbeing, their ability to learn, and their environment. Attend a meeting and contribute to the revisions of the SFUSD Wellness Policy and more. Monthly meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and are open to the public. Find meeting dates, agendas and more.

Policies and Standards

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Health Education Policy
Physical Education Policy
Wellness Policy
Standards for California Public Schools

 

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Health Education Policy

Teaching of nutrition education is supported by District Policy #19-24SP1, which requires use of district adopted materials, skills based content focused, and professional development Health Education mandates.

  • Elementary School: 20 lessons / grade level / year
  • Middle School: 30 hours / grade level /year
  • High School: One semester graduation requirement

 

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Physical Education Policy

Physical Education is mandated by District and State Education Codes as follows:

  • Elementary School: 200 minutes / 10 days (K-6)
  • Middle School: 400 minutes / 10 days
  • High School: 2 years of 400 minutes / 10 days

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Wellness Policy (Healthy School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy)


The SFUSD School Board adopted Resolution # 211-12A8 to create a District policy related to healthy eating and physical activity. The policy is currently under revision by the Food and Fitness Advisory Committee (FFC). Attend a meeting and contribute! See note at sidebar for more information. The full text of the current policy and more specific information related to implementation is available at the SFUSD Food and Fitness Advisory Committee website.

 

Policy Key Points . . .

SFUSD Nutrition Standard

All school food must meet USDA nutritional standards: Breakfast/ Lunch Programs, food sold and snack programs. In addition, SFUSD has established a Nutrition Standard for other snacks and beverages.

Summary of the SFUSD Nutrition Standard

  • Beverages may include only: plain bottled water, 100 percent fruit juice, blends of 100 percent fruit juice and water with no added sweetener, and one percent or fat free milk.
  • Entrees/snacks/side dishes may be no more than 30 percent calories from fat, with no more than 10 percent calories from saturated and trans fat, and be no more than 35 percent sugar by weight. In addition, snacks and side dishes must contain specified levels of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.

School Environment

Principals and staff will promote a school environment supportive of healthy eating, through role modeling, serving nutritious food at school meetings and events, and by refraining from using candy and snacks of minimal nutritional value as rewards for students.

Wellness Policy Posters are available. For a printed copy, contact your health advocate or health liaison. English, Spanish, Chinese (pdf)

Vending

Vending machines may carry only beverages and snacks, which meet district nutrition standards.

Student/Parent Run Food Sales

 

Number
Allowable
per Year

When
SFUSD
Nutrition Standard
Student-Run Food Sales
All levels
4 - per state law
Anytime
Yes
Parent-Run Food Sales (Level specific)
All levels
Unlimited
After end of school day
Yes
Elementary and Middle Schools
10
After 5pm, weekends and holidays
No
High School
Unlimited
After 5pm, weekends and holidays
No

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Standards for California Public Schools

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Additional District and State policy mandates related to nutrition and physical education: SFUSD Nutrition/Physical Education Related Policies (pdf)

 

 

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