The school district's wellness policy
is an important tool for parents and school staff to promote student wellness through nutrition and physical activity, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the federal school meal standards.
HealthierUS School Challenge
Newmarket Elementary School received Bronze award
(See article on SeacoastOnline.com)
The HealthierUS School Challenge
nationally recognizes schools at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction award levels for:
- Serving school lunches that reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that include offering a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain products, and low-fat and fat-free milk.
- Restricting the availability of foods and beverages at school to those that meet healthier guidelines of lower fat, added sugars and sodium.
- Offering nutrition education for students to learn to make healthy choices.
- Providing physical education and opportunities for students to be physically active during the school day.