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Wellness Plan

The Hermosa Beach City School District (HBCSD) recognizes that children who are provided access to healthy foods and opportunities to be physically active have improved school attendance and abilities to learn. Therefore, HBCSD is committed to providing a school environment that supports and promotes children’s health and well-being and provides a safe place to grow, learn, and thrive. The district shall utilize LCAP Advisory and School Site councils composed of parents/guardians, teachers, school food/nutrition service professionals, administrators, health professionals and members of the larger community to aid in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Wellness Policy. 
 
The Wellness policy will address the following components:
  • Nutrition: all foods and beverages available daily at all schools will comply with the California Education Code/USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals.
  • Promotion of physical activity & education: all students will be provided with opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a daily basis. 
  • Student safety and wellness: the district will provide all students and staff with a physically and emotionally safe and healthy environment in which to learn and grow.
  • Student health education: all students are provided with ongoing, appropriate nutrition, health, and physical education to encourage the development of a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Staff, family and community involvement: students, staff, families and the greater community have the opportunity to be involved in fostering lifelong healthy habits in all members of the greater community.
  • Implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of the Wellness Policy: the Wellness Policy will be evaluated on an annual basis to measure the effectiveness of the policy and keep it current with new and/or changing laws and best practices.
 
Sharing the Message of Wellness
The HBCSD is committed to providing school environments that support and promote children's health and well-being.   Our schools convey positive and consistent messages to all students, staff and parents in accordance with current law.   All Wellness Council meetings are open to the public.
 
Key Areas of Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Promotion of physical activity & education
  • Student safety and wellness
  • Student health education
  • Staff, family and community involvement
  • Implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of the Wellness Plan
 
U.S. Department of Agriculture nondiscrimination statement for child nutrition program participants. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer page, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
 
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