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District Wellness Plan and Policy
 
The Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local School District Board of Education is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
 
The Ripley As a required component of the National School Lunch Program, the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Local School District Board of Education authorized the development and maintenance of a district-wide Wellness Policy. The policy will address the needs of all students in grades K-12 in regards to physical education and nutrition education. It also includes guidelines and requirements for the foods served to students during school as part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 
 
Suggestions for Packing Healthy Lunches
If students chose to pack their lunch it is very important that the student and parents work together to pack healthy lunches.
 
The  Child Nutriton Program discourages parents from bringing in non-nutritious “fastfood” from outside establishments. Such items being brought in to the school during mealtime is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained by the School Principal.
 
Students should avoid packing non-nutritious foods in their lunches (i.e., pop, candy) but rather include more healthy options.
 
Home Packed Lunch Suggestions: (Cold, refreshing, nutritious low fat milk (1%, skim) can be purchased at school, along with a selection of bottled waters and 100% juice products).
  • Low fat meat or cheese sandwiches
  • Lowfat cheese with whole wheat crackers or bagel
  • Fresh vegetables with dip
  • Pretzels, crackers, bagels,
  • Low-fat muffins
  • Chef Salad (lean lunchmeat, cheese and assorted veggies like tomato, cucumber, broccoli)
  • Granola bars
  • Dried fruit
  • Pudding or fruited yogurt cup
  • Cottage cheese and fresh fruit
Suggestions for Healthy Snacks
Healthy snacks are important because they supply nutrients for growth, provide energy, enable children to think clearer and help develop good eating habits early in life. Snacks offer an opportunity to incorporate a variety of new foods. Keep portions small, snacks are not meant to take the place of a meal. Involve your child in the planning and preparation of snacks. Use this as an opportunity to prepare healthy snacks while discussing why that particular snack is good for them.
 
Protein Options
Low fat cheeses
Deli Turkey and Cheese Cottage Cheese
Peanut butter & celery sticks
 
Breads and Grain Options
Bagels (mini)
Microwave lite popcorn
Dry cereal
Cereal/Nutrigrain Bars/Muffins
Whole grain breads/crackers
Tortillas & salsa Pretzels
 
Fruit and Vegetable Options
Fresh Fruit (banana, oranges, apples)
Fresh Veggies with Dip
100% fruit juice
Strawberries with whipped topping
 
Dairy Options
Low fat yogurt 
Pudding cup 
 
Miscellaneous Options  
Almonds / Nuts
Sunflower seeds 
Support RULH Wellness!
If interested in assisting or participating in the RULH Wellness Initiative please contact:
 
Michele Rau
 
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