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Lunch Program: There will be a charge for breakfast unless you qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. Please submit a form to the school office if you could possibly qualify.

Summer Meals Program: This summer meals at no charge are available to all children and teens 1-18 years old. To find the nearest summer meals site, text "FOOD" to 877-877 or call 2-1-1 or visit www.summerfoodoregon.org
For specific locations in Lebanon, visit school district website

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Local Wellness Program

The Board recognizes that childhood obesity has become an epidemic in Oregon as well as throughout the nation. Research indicates that obesity and many diseases associated with obesity are largely preventable through diet and regular physical activity. Additional research indicated that healthy eating patterns and increased physical activity are essential for students to achieve their academic potential, full physical and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being. To help ensure students possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices for a lifetime, the superintendent shall prepare and implement a comprehensive district nutrition program consistent with state and federal requirements for districts sponsoring the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The program shall reflect the Board's commitment to providing adequate time for instruction to promote healthy eating through nutrition education, serving healthy and appealing foods at district schools, developing food-use guidelines for staff and establishing liaisons with nutrition service providers, as appropriate. The input of staff (including but not limited to, physical education and school health professionals), students, parents, the public, representatives of the school food authority and public health professionals will be encouraged. The superintendent or designee will develop administrative regulations as necessary to implement the goals of this policy throughout the district.

Nutrition Promotion and Nutrition Education
Nutrition promotion supports the integration of nutrition education throughout the school environment. Nutrition education topics shall be integrated within the sequential, comprehensive health education program taught at every grade level, prekindergarten through grade 12, and coordinated with the district's nutrition and food services operation.

Nutrition Guidelines
It is the intent of the Board that district schools take a proactive effort to encourage students to make nutritious food choices. All food and beverage items (except those as part of the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program or at times when the school is being used for school related events or non school related events for which parents and other adults are a significant part of an audience or are selling food or beverage items before, during, or after the event such as sporting event, interscholastic activity, a play, band or choir concert ), sold in a K-12 public school as part of the regular or extended school day shall meet minimum standards as set forth in state law.

Although the Board believes that the district's nutrition and food services operation should be financially self-supporting, it recognizes, however, that the nutrition program is an essential educational and support activity. Therefore, budget neutrality or profit generation must not take precedence over the nutrition needs of its students. In compliance with federal law, the district's NSLP and SBP shall be nonprofit.

Physical Activity
The Board realizes that a quality physical education program is an essential component for all students. They should be able to learn about and participate in physical activity. Physical activity should be included in a school's daily education program from grades pre-K through 12. Physical activity could include regular instructional physical education as well as co-curricular activities, and recess. The district will develop and assess student performance standards in order to meet the Oregon Department of Education's physical education content standards.

The Superintendent is directed to develop administrative regulations to implement this policy, including such provisions as may be necessary to address all food and beverages sold/and or served to students at school (i.e., competitive foods, snacks and beverages sold from vending machines, school stores, and fund raising activities and refreshments that are made available at school parties, celebrations and meetings), including provisions for staff development, family and community involvement and program evaluation.

Reimbursable School Meals
The district may enter into an agreement with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to operate reimbursable school meal programs. The superintendent will develop administrative regulations as necessary to implement this policy and meet the requirements of state and federal law. These guidelines shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and section 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)(0).

Other School-Based Activities
The district will promote district and community based activities that foster healthy eating and create environments that promote physical activity. Families and the community will be encouraged to provide healthy food choices in all situations where food is served. Educational workshops, screenings and literature related to healthy food choices and physical activity may be offered to famiies.

Evaluation of the Local Wellness Policy
The Board will involve staff (including but not limited to, physical education and school health professionals), parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, public health professionals, school administrators and the public in the development implementation and periodic review and yearly update of this policy. In an effort to measure the implementation of this policy the Board designates the district principals as the people who will be responsible for ensuring the district and each school meets the goals outlined in this policy. The district will make available to the public an assessment of the implementation, including the extent to which the schools are in compliance with policy, how the policy compares to model policy and a description of the progress being made in attaining the goals of this policy.

End of Policy

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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complain form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Legal Reference(s)

National School Lunch Program, 7 C.F.R. Part 210 (2006).
School Breakfast Program, 7 C.F.R. Part 220 (2006).
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296 Section 204.

Note: The PIE Board has chosen to adopt a Wellness Program.
EFA Local Wellness Program
EFA-AR Local Wellness Program Assessment Report
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