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, physical and mental growth, lifelong health and well-being.
In the last two decades, obesity rates have doubled in children and tripled in adolescents predominantly due to physical inactivity and excessive calorie intake. Additionally, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes have been connected to two-thirds of deaths in the United States. Major risk factors for those diseases, including unhealthy eating habits, physical inactivity, and obesity, are often established in childhood.
Anderson Four believes it has a responsibility to help students and families learn, establish, and maintain lifelong healthy eating and activity patterns. As part of the the district's Wellness Policy (ADF. ADF-R), Anderson Four has a Jumpstart Wellness Council comprised of students, staff, and parents that meets quarterly to discuss student nutrition and wellness. Minutes from the 2014-15 year's meetings are available for review (09.18.14, 02.06.15, 05.01.15).
STUDENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Make 10 healthy Choices and Win!
Anderson School District Four believes it has a responsibility to help students and families learn, establish, and maintain lifelong healthy eating and activity patterns. Current statistics show that 70% of Anderson County’s population is considered overweight or obese. In the last two decades, obesity rates have quadrupled in children ages 6-11 (4% - 20%) and tripled in adolescents ages 12-19 (6% - 18%). In an effort to fight childhood obesity in Anderson Four, the 2013-14 District Jumpstart Council recommended increasing our nutritional education efforts and expanding the number of fitness events. Thus, we are proud to announce the Green Means Go initiative! It’s our way of investing in your child’s health, teaching healthy habits, and rewarding healthy choices!
GREEN ZONE BOUNDARIES
· no more that 30% of calories from fat
· less than 10% of calories from saturated fats
· no more than 1% of calories from trans fatty acids
· no more than 35% of added sugar by weight (Note: Nuts, seeds, and
some cheeses are exceptions. Although more than 30% of calories
come from fat, these foods can be considered appropriate and
nutritious snacks when served in small portions.)
Beverages selection will include:
· low-fat, non-fat milk
· 100% fruit juice that does not contain added sugars and
· Contain less than 10 calories per serving
· Sports drinks
Anderson Four revised its wellness policy (ADF, ADF-R) the spring of 2011 taking into consideration the recent passing of the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2011. For complete details on this policy visit anderson4.org/Board Policy. Questions related to the district’s wellness policy or Jumpstart programs should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 864.403.2021.
District Publications and Forms
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Recipe Video Contest
Create a lunch or breakfast recipe and short video using a cooking show format and enter to be one of three national winners to recieve a visit from celebrity Chef Jet Tila to prepare their recipe with them at school!
Simply Good Campaign
Includes a year-long schedule of promotions and special event activities implemented to encourage student's selections of USDA approved meals.
Great nutritional information for parents to include a nutritional newsletter that parents can subscribe via email.
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