- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Mission Statement: The Hemet Unified School District Wellness Committee is dedicated to embracing, educating, and empowering our students, staff, and families in developing the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices to live the best life possible.
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Parent Resource Center https://parentcenter.hemetusd.org/
Wellness Committee Goals
Wellness Policy Assessment
The Hemet Unified School District Wellness Policy has been evaluated using the WellSAT 3.0 Assessment Tool.
Click here to see how our district's policy scored.
For information on how WellSAT scores are obtained, please visit http://www.wellsat.org
Assembly Bill 841
This bill prohibits a school, school district, or charter school from advertising food or beverages during the school day that do not comply with nutrition standards of Smart Snacks In Schools. Please review the Quick Reference Card to determine if the food or beverage fundraiser and promotional materials are compliant with this new law.
Board Policy for Foods Available at School
Nutrition standards adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided throughout the district's food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards.
Organizations are encouraged to use non-food items or healthy foods where appropriate, for fundraising. Staff are encouraged to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students' academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior.
Parents/guardians or other volunteers are encouraged to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality when electing any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties, and by eliminating foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards and are not commercially prepared. Class parties or celebrations shall be held after the lunch period, and no more frequently than once per month.