Good Day to Everyone. We would like to welcome everyone back to school. We hope everyone had a safe and joyful summer. It is now time to tighten our belts and get to work.
In this newsletter, I will try to keep you informed about information regarding the Child Nutrition Department locally and state-wide. If there is any information you would like to see posted here or if you have any questions, please contact me at CarWilliams@natchezschools.org. or you can call the department at (601) 445-2852.
In 2004, Congress passed a law requiring schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast program to adopt wellness policies aimed at promoting more exercise and healthier eating. For example, total fat is limited to 30 percent or less of total calories and saturated fat can only account for 10 percent. The new regulations also limit sugar to less than 35 percent of calories by weight. Accordingly, most schools have revamped their cafeteria menus.
The Board of Trustees has approved a district-wide Wellness Policy, which focuses on school health, safety, and nutrition. The link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning is well documented. Healthy eating and activity patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being. Healthy eating and physical activity, essential for a healthy weight, are also linked to reduced risk for many chronic diseases. Schools have a responsibility to help students learn, establish, and maintain lifelong, healthy eating and activity patterns. All students in the Natchez-Adams School District shall possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food choices and enjoyable physical activity choices for a lifetime.
No food items will be sold on the school campus from one (1) hour before through one (1) hour after meals are served. This restriction includes but not limited to food and/or drink items from vending machines and school fundraising. Fast food (e.g., McDonald's, Popeye's, Burger King, Wendy's, etc.) will not be delivered to students.
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