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District WellSAT 3.0 Scorecard

Version: 3


Section 1. Nutrition Education

Rating

NE1

 Includes goals for nutrition education that are designed to promote student wellness. 

NE2

Nutrition education teaches skills that are behavior focused, interactive, and/or participatory.

NE3

All elementary school students receive sequential and comprehensive nutrition education.

NE4

All middle school students receive sequential and comprehensive nutrition education.

NE5

All high school students receive sequential and comprehensive nutrition education.

NE6

Nutrition education is integrated into other subjects beyond health education

NE7

Links nutrition education with the school food environment.

NE8

 Nutrition education addresses agriculture and the food system.

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Section 2. Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals

Rating

SM1

 Assures compliance with USDA nutrition standards for reimbursable school meals.

SM2

Addresses access to the USDA School Breakfast Program.

SM3

 District takes steps to protect the privacy of students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals.

SM4

Addresses how to handle feeding children with unpaid meal balances without stigmatizing them.

SM5

Specifies how families are provided information about determining eligibility for free/reduced priced meals.

SM6

Specifies strategies to increase participation in school meal programs.

SM7

Addresses the amount of "seat time" students have to eat school meals.

SM8

 Free drinking water is available during meals.

SM9

 Ensures annual training for food and nutrition services staff in accordance with USDA Professional Standards.

SM10

 Addresses purchasing local foods for the school meals program. 

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Section 3. Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages

Rating

NS1

 Addresses compliance with USDA nutrition standards (commonly referred to as Smart Snacks) for all food and beverages sold to students during the school day.

NS2

USDA Smart Snack standards are easily accessed in the policy.

NS3

 Regulates food and beverages sold in a la carte.

NS4

 Regulates food and beverages sold in vending machines. 

NS5

 Regulates food and beverages sold in school stores. 

NS6

 Addresses fundraising with food to be consumed during the school day. 

NS7

Exemptions for infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers. 

NS8

Addresses foods and beverages containing caffeine at the high school level. 

NS9

 Regulates food and beverages served at class parties and other school celebrations in elementary schools.

NS10

Addresses nutrition standards for all foods and beverages served to students after the school day, including, before/after care on school grounds, clubs, and after school programming.

NS11

Addresses nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students after the school day, including before/after care on school grounds, clubs, and after school programming.

NS12

Addresses food not being used as a reward.

NS13

Addresses availability of free drinking water throughout the school day.

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Section 4. Physical Education and Physical Activity

Rating

PEPA1

 There is a written physical education curriculum for grades K-12.

PEPA2

The written physical education curriculum for each grade is aligned with national and/or state physical education standards.

PEPA3

Physical education promotes a physically active lifestyle.

PEPA4

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all elementary school students.

PEPA5

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all middle school students.

PEPA6

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all high school students.

PEPA7

Addresses qualifications for physical education teachers for grades K-12.

PEPA8

Addresses providing physical education training for physical education teachers.

PEPA9

Addresses physical education exemption requirements for all students.

PEPA10

Addresses physical education substitution for all students. 

PEPA11

 Addresses family and community engagement in physical activity opportunities at all schools.

PEPA12

 Addresses before and after school physical activity for all students including clubs, intramural, interscholastic opportunities.

PEPA13

Addresses recess for all elementary school students.

PEPA14

 Addresses physical activity breaks during school.

PEPA15

Joint or shared-use agreements for physical activity participation at all schools.

PEPA16

District addresses active transport (Safe Routes to School) for all K-12 students who live within walkable/bikeable distance.

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Section 5. Wellness Promotion and Marketing

Rating

WPM1

Encourages staff to model healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

WPM2

 Addresses strategies to support employee wellness.

WPM3

Addresses using physical activity as a reward.

WPM4

Addresses physical activity not being used as a punishment.

WPM5

Addresses physical activity not being withheld as a punishment.

WPM6

Specifies marketing to promote healthy food and beverage choices.

WPM7

 Restricts marketing on the school campus during the school day to only those foods and beverages that meet Smart Snacks standards.

WPM8

Specifically addresses marketing on school property and equipment (e.g., signs, scoreboards, sports equipment).

WPM9

Specifically addresses marketing on educational materials (e.g., curricula, textbooks, or other printed or electronic educational materials).

WPM10

Specifically addresses marketing where food is purchased (e.g., exteriors of vending machines, food and beverage cups and containers, food display racks, coolers, trash and recycling containers).

WPM11

Specifically addresses marketing in school publications and media (e.g., advertisements in school publications, school radio stations, in-school television, computer screen savers, school-sponsored Internet sites, and announcements on the public announcement (PA) system).

WPM12

Specifically addresses marketing through fundraisers and corporate-incentive programs (e.g., fundraising programs that encourage students and their families to sell, purchase, or consume products and corporate incentive programs that provide funds to schools in exchange for proof of purchases of company products, such as Box Tops for Education). 

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Section 6. Implementation, Evaluation & Communication

Rating

IEC1

Addresses the establishment of an ongoing district wellness committee.

IEC2

 Addresses how all relevant stakeholders (parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrator, and the general public) will participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the local wellness policy.

IEC3

 Identifies the officials responsible for the implementation and compliance of the local wellness policy. 

IEC4

 Addresses making the wellness policy available to the public. 

IEC5

 Addresses the assessment of district implementation of the local wellness policy at least once every three years.

IEC6

 Triennial assessment results will be made available to the public and will include:

IEC7

 Addresses a plan for updating policy based on results of the triennial assessment.

IEC8

Addresses the establishment of an ongoing school building level wellness committee.

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Overall District Policy Score

Total Comprehensiveness
Add the comprehensiveness scores for each of the six sections above and divide this number by 6.

District Score

Total Strength
Add the strength scores for each of the six sections above and divide this
number by 6.

District Score