Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wellness and Healthy Choices at King School

We are now beyond the time period when Mr. Karr has asked the community to send only fruit and vegetables for snacks.   At this point, all health plans have been updated with our nurse, Kate Soderberg.  Thank you to Kate and all families for their cooperation in helping this process go as smoothly as possible.  

Even though we are beyond the time period for fruit and vegetables only for snacks, Mr. Karr asks that King families consider and support the Ann Arbor Public Schools Wellness Policy when making choices for birthday parties or other treats at school:

AAPS Wellness Policy 
The AAPS Board of Education has adopted a school wellness policy that promotes a healthy school environment for students. The policy addresses nutrition, nutrition education, physical activity opportunities, and other school-based activities to support wellness. In keeping with the intent of the policy, the district is reviewing nutrient density of food and beverages served to students. Parents and staff are asked to choose healthy alternatives to food sold for fundraisers or served as birthday or school party treats. The district is pleased to be able to better address the nutritional needs of the students through the implementation of this policy. 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Karr via email or by calling the school office.