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Breakfast Announcements

Lakewood Cheder/Bais Faiga serves all students free breakfast daily, consisting of a bread, a fruit, and low or fat-free milk.

For more information, please call 732-370-6400 This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Wellness Policy Announcement

Lakewood Cheder /Bais Faiga Schools would like to inform all parents, teachers, students, school health professionals, and community members, that they may find useful information regarding health and nutrition at the following website: choosemyplate.gov/kids. At that site there are many valuable resources to teach healthy lifestyles for your families. Some of those activities can be found on our website.

Our yearly Wellness Policy Assesmnt Tool can now be found on our website.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Cheder Wellness Policy

REVEIWED 11/16/2016
This institution is an equal opportunity provider

The Lakewood Cheder/Bais Faiga 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 on students’ health, and their ability and motivation to learn.

The Lakewood Cheder 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; and.
• Providing students with the opportunity to engage in daily physical activity.

School Wellness Committee

The School will convene a representative wellness committee that meets at least three times per year to establish goals for and oversee school health and safety policies and programs, including development, implementation, and periodic review and update of this wellness policy. The School will allow all teachers, students, parents, school board members, SFA members, community members, and school health professionals, to participate in the implementation, update, and evaluation of the Lakewood Cheder Wellness Policy.

NUTRITION EDUCATION

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 U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations;
• All food and beverage items listing sugar, in any form, as the first ingredient; and
• All forms of candy.

Schools shall not purchase any products containing trans fats. (Federal labeling of trans fats on all food products is required by January 1, 2006.) All snack and beverage items sold or served anywhere on school property during the school day, including the After School Snack Program, shall meet the following standards:
• All beverages shall not exceed 12 ounces, with the following exceptions: Water, or milk containing one percent or less fat.

In elementary schools:
• 100 percent of all beverages offered shall be milk, water or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices. In middle and high schools:
• At least 60 percent of all beverages offered, other than milk and water, shall be 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices.

Food and beverages served during special school celebrations or during curriculum related activities shall be exempt from this policy 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. This Lakewood Cheder curriculum shall endeavor to incorporate nutrition education and physical activity consistent with the New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards.

The Lakewood Cheder is committed to promoting the Nutrition Policy with all food service personnel, teachers, nurses, and other school administrative staff so they have the skills they need to implement this policy, and promote healthy eating practices. The Board will work toward expanding awareness about this policy among students, parents, teachers and the community at large by sending nutrition and food safety suggestions home to parents in newsletters, flyers, and bulletins; and placing the information on the school’s web sites.

• Encourage schools to provide nutrition education materials for teachers that are simple and easy to use; can be used within the core curriculum subjects such as language arts; fit State curriculum standards; and are fun for students and appropriate for their ages.
• Encourage the school to give families ideas for reinforcing nutrition education at home.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

1. Physical activity helps children:
• stay at a healthy weight
• reduce their risk of feeling stressed or depressed and developing obesity-related illnesses (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and unhealthy cholesterol levels)
• build their strength, flexibility, and endurance
• enhance their motor skills, social skills, and brain development
• develop and maintain strong bones
• sleep better
• feel confident about themselves and their bodies as they grow

The Lakewood Cheder is committed to:
• Schools should have at least 40 minutes a day of recess; preferably outdoors. Recess shall consist of physical activity. Elementary schools should have a back-up plan for physical activity when outdoor recess is not allowed due to weather conditions.
• In situations where students in all grades are indoors for long periods of time (2 hours or more),
Schools shall provide periodic breaks in which students are encouraged to be moderately to vigorously active.
• Teachers and other school personnel do not use physical activity (e.g., running laps, pushups) or withhold opportunities for physical activity (e.g., recess, physical education) as punishment.
• Teachers and other school personnel use physical activity opportunities as rewards.
• School spaces and facilities are available for physical activity to students and staff. School policies concerning safety apply at all times

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PROMOTING WELLNESS

Children will enjoy their food more and may try more healthy options if they can relax, eat, and socialize without feeling rushed. Studies show that environment has a powerful influence on behavior.

A pleasant dining area allows students to pay attention to what they are eating, and to enjoy the sensory and social aspects of a healthy meal.

The Lakewood Cheder is committed to:
• Meal periods are scheduled at appropriate times; schools do not schedule tutoring, pep rallies, club and organization meetings, or other activities during meal times.
• Meal periods are long enough for students to eat and socialize.
• Dining areas are attractive and have sufficient space for seating; tables and chairs are the right size for the students.
• Recess for elementary grades is scheduled before lunch so that children will come to lunch less distracted and ready to eat.
• Schools encourage socializing among students, Adults properly supervise school dining rooms and serve as role models to students.
• Noise levels are appropriate—no “eat in silence”, no whistles, no buzzing traffic lights.
• Facility design (including the size and location of the dining/kitchen area, lighting, building materials, open space, adequate foodservice equipment for food preparation and service, and food and staff safety), is given priority in renovations or new construction.

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR

Children will enjoy their food more and may try more healthy options if they can relax, eat, and socialize without feeling rushed. Studies show that environment has a powerful influence on behavior.

A pleasant dining area allows students to pay attention to what they are eating, and to enjoy the sensory and social aspects of a healthy meal.

The Lakewood Cheder is committed to:
• Meal periods are scheduled at appropriate times; schools do not schedule tutoring, pep rallies, club and organization meetings, or other activities. Meal periods shall be longh enough for children to enjoy their lunch period.

School, Parent and Students working together for a healthier lifestyle
Please Note

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9420, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

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