As part of our wellness program, we offer nutritious meals that meet the requirements of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
|Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program
The school lunch policy outlines important information. Persons wishing to apply for free and reduced-lunch can print and complete an application and return it to the school office.
2017-2018 Lunch Charge Policy (English)
Free and Reduced Lunch Application (English)
Free and Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish)
*Applications are also available in the school office.
Breakfast (K-12): $2.00
– Reduced: $0.30
Lunch (K-5): $2.85
Lunch (6-12): $2.95
– Reduced: $0.40
Adult Breakfast: $2.25
Adult Lunch: $3.80
North Valley Academy Wellness Program
MISSION: North Valley Academy is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.
EDUCATION: Every year, all students, K-12, will receive nutrition education that is aligned with the Idaho State Health Standards. Nutrition education that teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors shall be integrated into the curriculum. Nutrition education information shall be offered throughout the school campus including, but not limited to, school dining areas and classrooms.
STANDARDS: North Valley Academy will ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in the federal regulations. We will encourage students to make nutritious food choices.
NVA will follow standards set by Smart Snacks In Schools. We will monitor all foods and beverages sold to the students. Meals provided by NVA will follow standards set forth for breakfast and lunch.
- We will monitor nutrient density and portion size when serving students.
- Whole grains Rich-Foods purchased must have whole grain as the first ingredient
- Fruit-offered every meal
- Vegetables-offered at lunch
- Drinks Not Allowed: soft drinks, sports drinks, ice teas and juice drinks with less than 100% real fruit juice. Beverages containing caffeine excluding fat free chocolate milk.
- Drinks allowed: water without calorie sweeteners, fruit and vegetable juices that are 100% real fruit juices without additional sweeteners, low fat milk or fat free flavored milk.
- Not included: Foods brought from home for personal consumption, such as home-packed lunches.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ACTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES: North Valley Academy will offer physical education opportunities that include the components of a quality physical education program. Physical education will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for lifelong physical activity.
Every year, all students, K-12, will have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities, either organized or unstructured, intended to maintain physical fitness and to understand the short and long term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
OTHER SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO PROMOTE STUDENT WELLNESS: North Valley Academy will adhere to Smart Snack guidelines regarding all other appropriate programs in order to help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity. This includes but is not limited to any concessions, vending and fundraising. The Smart Snack guidelines only apply to food sold during the school day, which is from midnight to 30 minutes after school adjourns for the day. Fundraising needs Board approval and will prefer nonfood sales. If food sales are present then there will be healthy choices offered. School sponsored events that offer food and beverages will make every effort to meet the guidelines set by Smart Snacks In School. When the Board is approached with the request to sell food items, they will be given the Smart Snack Rules and the NVA Wellness Policy. The Board may approve an event to be exempt, up to 10 event a school year. Wellness activities include but not limited to annual staff trainings on health and nutrition. Student trainings: seniors become CPR certified, how to deal with being overwhelmed, stress management, functioning in the world beyond high school.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT: North Valley Academy will implement this policy and measure how well it is being managed and enforced. NVA will review annually the school wellness policy for any recommendations and any new state updating. NVA will also conduct an evaluation once every three years of the wellness policy for compliance with State requirements and progress made. This will be done by a selected group to complete the Idaho Wellness Policy Progress Report. Once the board has approved all final changes to the wellness policy, staff and parents will be notified. The policy manual will be updated and posted to the District website. The School Board will work with the designee:_MaEllen Lamm____to ensure that compliance with the wellness policy is school wide. Input from PE teachers, classroom teachers, school nurse, parents/guardians, students, representatives of the school service food program, school board members, administrators, and the public will be considered before implementing policy. To keep all parents and staff informed, food related education posters will be posted in the lunch room. Monthly menu’s will be sent home, posted at the school and the school website. NVA’s wellness policy will be offered at the beginning of the school year during registration, which is normally held in August. NVA’s wellness policy is available upon request at any time and posted to the school website, northvalleyacademy.org.
LIMITATIONS: NVA may allow up to 10 (ten) “exempted” fundraisers, which is the limit allowed by the State. These will be tracked and monitored for compliance. Fundraisers that are intended to be consumed out of school (i.e. frozen pizzas, cookie dough), do not need to be monitored.
Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act 2004
Smart Snacks In School-7/2014
First reading:___October 3, 2017__________________________
Second reading:_______November 7, 2017____________________
Adopted:__November 7, 2017_________________________