Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy, required by USDA,  was originally developed by the health and wellness advisory council that included teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse. The Wellness Policy is currently reviewed, assessed, and modified for district approval by Mason City Schools Team Nutrition, which is made up of parents, teachers, administrators, students, health professionals, and interested community members who review the district-wide nutrition and physical activity policies. Team Nutrition meets, at a minimum, twice per year.  If you are interested in participating, you may contact Rachel Tilford, SNS, Child Nutrition Supervisor at [email protected].

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.


Using the assessment tool, the results from the December 2017 assessment included the following:

Comprehensive Learning Environment: Partly in Place

Healthy Eating Opportunities & Practices: Fully in Place

Physical Activity: Fully in Place