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Nutritional Wellness Policy

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The MISD Wellness Policy was created with the idea that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potential and to achieve lifelong health and well-being. Feedback on the policy is welcomed now, and throughout the school year.

Please send your feedback to:

Wellness Committee
MISD Administration Bldg.
4160 86th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Additional Resources on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Wellness
Nutrition and Wellness

The University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition

The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living.

National Association of State Boards of Education Healthy Schools Project’s goal is to encourage safe, healthy, and nurturing school environments for all of the nation's children and youth.

USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

Washington State Nutrition & Physical Activity Plan provides a framework in which policy makers can work together to build and support environments that make it easier for Washington residents to choose healthy foods and be physically active.

Action for Healthy Kids is a non-profit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished, and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. They work to improve children’s nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn.

American Dietetic Association offers timely, science-based food and nutrition information.

The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization working to assure that all foods and beverages available in schools are consistent with Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Physical Activity

Active Living Resource Center provides answers and resources to help make walking and bicycling part of a community’s healthier lifestyle. It provides the steps to take to make neighborhoods and community places that encourage bicycling and walking, places where children can safely play or walk to and from school.

Safe Routes is a centralized resource of information on successful Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs and strategies. It provides information on how to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program, case studies of successful programs as well as many other resources for training and technical assistance.