Local Wellness Policy
American Charter Schools Foundation d.b.a. Peoria Accelerated High School is dedicated to providing a healthy eating environment and instilling the importance of physical activity.
- The school will participate in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Summer Food Service Program.
- Food served on campus will meet all Nutritional Standards designated by the USDA.
- All students will be offered a healthy, well balanced meal at minimal/no charge.
- Students will be given adequate time to eat lunch.
- Foods sold and served during the school day must comply with the Smart Snack standards established by the USDA, unless prior approval from School Leader.
- Students will have access to free, safe, and fresh drinking water throughout the school day.
- The school will provide skim and 1% milk to students and staff.
- Nutrition education shall be integrated within the comprehensive health education curriculum and be taught at every grade level.
- The school will provide nutrition education through the use of the school's website.When you click on the following links on our school website , resources, breakfast/lunch,local wellness policy and you will find Fun Food Facts and educational information about food.
- Students are given the opportunity to obtain their food handlers card at no cost.
- Physical Education classes are available for all students in all grade levels. This class is designed to introduce the students to the many aspects of health education, mental health, nutrition,exercise/fitness,drugs,disease,and first aid. Students will learn how to assess their own health and fitness levels.
- Students enrolled in our Wellness class, grades 9-12 will receive 110 minutes a day of physical education instruction. Students participate in a daily workout program. The course requires a substantial amount of individual student discipline and responsibility. Activities range from weight lifting and education on various sports.
- The schools goal is to create the school health advisory council (SHAC), to develop, monitor review and revise the Local Wellness Policy annually. The SHAC, which may consist of NSLP coordinator, parents, students, school administrators, Physical Education Instructors, Health Education Instructors, Board Members, will serve as a resource the school for implementing these policies.
- Weekly physical activities are encouraged during lunch as part of our Spirit Day.
- During Spirit week daily physical activities are promoted during lunch.
- Bulldog Buff Club: The Wellness room is open during lunch four days out of the week, so all students are encouraged to join and take advantage of the weight facility. No experience is necessary for lifting weights and attendance is mandatory to be a member. Adviser ensures all members understand proper use and safety of weight room equipment and help members set and reach personal fitness goals.
- Something Better is a voluntary healthy living club focusing on ways to stay drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. It also teaches mindfulness, coping skills, yoga, and how to improve your emotional well-being. Something Better meets every Friday in Room 112 at 11:25 am.
MEDICAL STATEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS LINK
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