AMANA ACADEMY WELLNESS POLICY
Amana Academy, along with school nutrition authorities, recognizes that child and adolescent obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States and that poor diet combined with the lack of physical activity negatively impacts students’ health and their ability and motivation to learn. Amana Academy is committed to:
- Providing students with healthy and nutritious foods;
Encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole grains
- Supporting healthy eating through nutrition education
- Encouraging students to select and consume all components of the school meal
- Providing students with the opportunity to engage in daily physical activity
All reimbursable meals shall meet Federal nutrient standards as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program regulations. All items served as part of the After School Snack Program shall meet the standards as outlined within this policy.
The following items may not be served, sold, or given out as free promotion anywhere on school property at any time before the end of the school day
- Foods of minimal nutritional value (FMNV) as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations
- All food and beverage items listing sugar, in any form, as the first ingredient
- All forms of candy
Schools shall not purchase any products containing trans fats
All snack and beverage items sold or served anywhere on school property during the school day, including items sold in school stores and fundraisers or served in the After School Snack Program, shall meet the following standards:
Based on manufacturers nutritional data or nutrient facts labels:
- No more than 8 grams of total fat per serving, with the exception of nuts and seeds
- No more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving
All beverages shall not exceed 12 ounces, with the following exceptions:
- Milk containing 1% or less fat
In elementary schools:
- 100% of all beverages offered shall be milk, water, or 100% fruit or vegetable juices
Food and beverages served during special school celebrations or during curriculum-related activities shall be exempt from this policy, with the exception of foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by USDA regulations.
This policy does not apply to medically authorized special needs diets pursuant to 7 CFR Part 210, school nurses using FMNVs during the course of providing health care to individual students or special needs students whose Individualized Education Plan (IEP) indicates their use for behavior modification.
Adequate time shall be allowed for student meal service and consumption. Schools shall provide a pleasant dining environment. Amana Academy recommends that physical education or recess be scheduled before lunch whenever possible.
Amana’s curriculum shall incorporate nutrition education and physical activity consistent with the Georgia Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards.
Amana Academy is committed to promoting the Nutrition Policy with all food service personnel, teachers, nurses, coaches and other school administrative staff so they have the skills they need to implement this policy and promote healthy eating practices. Amana Academy will work toward expanding awareness about this policy among students, parents, teachers and the community at large.
Amana’s Local Wellness Policy can be found in its entirety by clicking here.
For more background information on our policy, visit the below links:
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 How to File a Complaint, 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.