In keeping with the Anaheim Elementary School District Board Policy for Student Wellness, the staff, teachers, students, and community members of Paul Revere Elementary School strive to put forth healthy lifestyle behaviors in an effort to better our physical health and learning environment.
Our school works to promote student wellness through nutrition services, health and physical education, physical activity, health services, and family involvement. This policy outlines our approach to ensuring opportunities and environments for all students to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout the school day.
Revere Wellness Committee
Our school has an ongoing Wellness Committee that helps implement the Anaheim Elementary School District Board Policy for Student Wellness at the school level and oversees health initiatives. The Committee includes school staff, parents, and community organizations in an effort to be representative of the entire school community.
Our school participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals to children during the regular and extended school day. Students are provided with adequate time to eat school meals, including at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast and at least 20 minutes to eat lunch. Recess is offered before lunch to better support healthy eating and reduce food waste.
All foods and beverages served and offered to students during the regular and extended school day will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This includes celebrations and parties, classroom snacks brought by parents, and student rewards or incentives. Parents are provided with a list of Smart Snack-compliant foods for this purpose. We recognize students for making healthy food choices with “Caught Eating Healthy” PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) tickets.
We provide educational resources for families throughout the year to increase their knowledge and skills of healthy lifestyle behaviors, including Family Friday events and nutrition education class series. We offer a monthly Food Pantry to families to promote better nutrition and reduce food insecurity in our community.
Our school provides all students with opportunities to be physically active before, during, and after school, including Wellness Wednesdays, 100 mile club, classroom physical activity breaks, and Anaheim Achieves after school. We encourage staff and families to take part in our physical activity opportunities whenever possible.
In an effort to promote physical activity as a positive experience, we do not withhold recess or physical education time as a behavioral punishment. Instead, we use extra recess time as a classroom PBIS reward.
This policy has been adopted by the Revere Wellness Committee on May 6, 2019