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Our Wellness Policy

Well • ness - noun

Definition: Physical well-being, especially when maintained or achieved through good nutrition and regular exercise.

"Chula Vista Elementary School District recognizes the link between student health and learning and is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity for all District students."

In 2004, Congress passed a law requiring every school district that uses federal dollars for school breakfast or lunch create a local wellness policy by the start of the 2006-07 school year.

A CVESD Wellness Committee consisting of principals, teachers, nurses, community organizations, parents, students and school food service professionals, was created to assist and advise the district on health related issues.

The District’s local wellness policy applies to every school in the District. The policy will assist schools in improving the health of students by promoting physical activity and nutritious food. The policy was revised in May 2012.

For example, in collaboration with the District’s Wellness Committee, the Board of Education approved the removal of flavored milk (chocolate and strawberry) from the school menu. The healthier option of 1% white milk, non-fat white milk, and soy or lactaid milk for students with allergies and medical conditions will continue to be offered on the menu. To view a comprehensive summary of policy changes in English, click here. Or view a more reader friendly presentation with colorful graphics that highlights key policy changes.

Materiales relacionados con la Política de Bienestar Estudiantil del Distrito:
Resumen del reglamento de la Mesa Directiva
Presentación PowerPoint sobre Cómo Criar Niños Sanos

School districts can play a critical role in curbing the epidemic of childhood health issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes which are directly associated with poor nutrition and inactivity.

Learn more about children's health issues

Get the Facts - "Healthy Lifestyles-Are We Living the American Dream?"

KPBS News has developed a comprehensive news report about the juvenile health crisis and the District's efforts to make systemic change. Hear an audio report, view a television news clip or read more at the KPBS website.


Health and Wellness Call to Action: In 2010-11, the District undertook a landmark research project in measuring the height and weight of more than 25,000 students. The alarming results were presented to DAC/DELAC and the Board of Education. View a PowerPoint Handout from the January 25, 2011 DAC/DELAC meeting about the data in 'Growing Healthy Children: A Chula Vista Elementary School District Update by clicking here.

Policy Quick Links

  • Federal Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004
  • Board of Education Policy
  • CVESD Board Policy 5030
  • New Wellness Brochure (English)
  • Wellness policy information for parents. (english)
  • Spanish Brochure-Coming Soon!
  • Wellness policy information for parents. (spanish)CVESD

Wellness Policy Supplemental Information

  • Wellness Policy Summary
  • Spanish Wellness Policy Summary
  • Noncompliant Food and Beverage Fact Sheet
  • Wellness Policy Frequently Asked Questions


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