The Board of Education recognizes the link between student health, learning and success and desires to provide comprehensive wellness programs for all Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) scholars, promoting healthy eating, physical activity and social emotional learning. The Director of Student Services and the Director of Nutrition Services shall oversee a collaborative and coordinated school health system. This system will support and promote health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, staff wellness, and a safe and healthy school environment.
To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Student Services Department and Wellness Committee may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the district or school website, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance.
Educational Student Services, Wellness Committee Members and the Health and Employee Wellness Committee (HAWC) shall support staff to serve as positive role models. He/she shall promote and may provide opportunities for regular physical activity among employees. Professional development may include instructional strategies that assess health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors.
The current OUSD Wellness Policy can be found in the link below.
WHAT IS A WELLNESS POLICY?
A local school wellness policy is a written document of official policies that guide a local educational agency (LEA) or school district's efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students' health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Below are some examples of what can be found within our OUSD Wellness Policy.
- Commitment to high-quality ingredients in our meals
- Diverse and culturally sensitive offerings in our menus
- Prioritizing local food and produce when possible
- Commitment to student's mental health and well being
- Physical activity and education