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Wellness. History. Required by P.L. 108-265 (2004) as a condition of participating in the National School lunch program. BOE Health, Wellness, and Safety Policy 1110-6 (2006) DOE Wellness Guidelines (2007). USDA. Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs. DOE (98%). Public Charter

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  • Required by P.L. 108-265 (2004) as a condition of participating in the National School lunch program.

  • BOE Health, Wellness, and Safety Policy 1110-6 (2006)

  • DOE Wellness Guidelines (2007)



Office of Hawaii Child

Nutrition Programs



Public Charter


Faith-based Schools


Budget: $80+ Million

USDA Reimbursement: $37 Million

Feeds: 100,000 students per day

Promote student health

Promote Student Health

Promote learning

Promote Learning

On any given day in the united states

On any given day in the United States...

  • 815 billion calories are consumed (200 billion more than needed)


  • 47 million hot dogs

  • 4 million pounds of bacon

  • 60 million pounds of red meat

On any given day in the united states1

On any given day in the United States...

  • 3 million gallons of ice cream

  • 10 million pounds of candy



  • More than half the adult population in every state is overweight

  • The total US healthcare costs due to obesity is $94 billion per year. Half that cost is paid through Medicare and Medicaid (CDC)

Leading causes of death

Leading Causes of Death

Diet and inactivity contribute to four out of the six leading causes of death.

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2005

Components of the wellness guidelines

Components of the Wellness Guidelines

  • School-level committee or council

  • Nutrition standards

  • Nutrition and health education

  • Physical activity

  • Professional Development

  • Monitoring

    See DOE Wellness Toolkit Online For More Info

Benefits to schools

Benefits to Schools

  • Continued availability of federally subsidized student meals

  • Healthy students who are better able to learn

  • Improved student attendance

  • Public Relations

  • Grant Opportunities

What do we need to do

What do we need to do?

  • School Food Services (SFS) ensures that all reimbursable meals meet United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards

  • SFS and Principal promote starting the day with a healthy breakfast, eating a nutritious lunch, and healthy snacks.

  • Principals ensure all food and beverages sold or provided to students outside of school meals comply with guidelines

Criteria for snack foods per serving

Criteria for Snack Foods (per serving)

  • Calories< 200 calories

  • Total Fat< 8 grams

  • Saturated Fat< 2 grams

  • Trans FatZERO

  • Sodium< 200 mg

  • Sugar< 8 grams

  • Dietary Fiber> 2 grams (recommended)

Criteria for beverages

Criteria for Beverages

  • All Students

    • Water

    • Nonfat and low-fat (1%) milk in 8-oz. portion

    • 100 percent fruit juice in 4-oz. portion

    • Caffeine-free

  • High School Students After School Only

    • Caffeine-free, non-fortified beverages with less than 5 calories per portion

    • Sports drinks for athletes participating in more than one hour of physical activity



  • DOE released guidelines electronically in September 2007.

  • Full implementation by school year 2011.



King Kamuali1i Elementary

Employee fitness center

Employee Fitness Center


King Kaumuali`i Elementary


Waihee Elementary




Kalama Middle School

Principal s role

Principal’s Role

Assure implementation of the Wellness Guidelines.

Teachers staff s role

Teachers & Staff’s Role

Support implementation of the Wellness Guidelines

Join your school’s Wellness committee

Provide healthy rewards to students

Compare your class syllabus against health, physical, and nutrition education guidelines

Encourage students’ physical activity

Act as a role model

Pcnc roles

PCNC Roles

  • Support school meal programs

  • Advocate for healthy school environments

    • Encourage healthy snacks daily, as well as for school parties

    • Support healthy fundraisers

  • Volunteer to participate on your school’s wellness committee

What do parents need to do

What do parents need to do?

  • Provide children with healthy food for breakfast, snack, lunch, and celebrations

  • Create opportunities for children to make healthy choices

  • Encourage physical activity

  • Be a role model by eating healthy and being physically active

What do parents need to do1

What do parents need to do?

  • Share meals with your children

  • Stay informed about school activities and policies

  • Talk to your child about nutrition and physical activities at their school



School Food Services Branch

Glenna Owens 733-8400

Department of Health

Cathy Tanaka 586-4437 or

Jennifer Ryan 586-4490

Wellness Toolkit Online


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