Health and Wellness
Cherry Creek Schools is committed to supporting the learning process and nurturing the whole child through our Comprehensive Wellness Strategy, focusing on Physical, Psychological and Environmental wellness. To help ensure that wellness is a focus in Cherry Creek, the district wellness team supports a number of initiatives and provides many resources for implementing programs within our schools. As a part of this strategy, Food and Nutrition Services supports several initiatitves to promote healthy eating habits in our students. Learn more about several of these resources and initiatives below.
Direct Wellness Policy
Wellness is good for kids and good for learning. Cherry Creek School District is committed to a culture of wellness within our school's and the district's wellness policy outlines the practices encouraged within our district to help create this desired culture.
Smart Snacks in Schools
In order to foster a healthy food environment in schools, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a federal rule known as Smart Snacks in Schools, which establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold to students on a school campus. The Smart Snacks standards apply to any foods sold in competition with the reimbursable meals provided by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and was effective July 1, 2014. These rules will be applied along with previoulsy established Colorado competitive food rules. The Smart Snacks nutrition standards will replace the district's a la carte nutrition guidelines put in place starting in school year 2004-2008.
Here the most frequently asked questions about our Smart Snack Policy.
Are you a teacher looking for ways to promote wellness in your classroom? Or a parent interested in how best to contribute to wellness efforts in your child's shool? Compiled by the Cherry Creek Wellness Team, the Wellness Toolkit addresses each of the components of our Comprehensive Wellness Strategy and provides a wealth of resources and best practices for promoting wellness in our schools.
Nutrition Education in the Classroom
Watch for our exciting change to nutrition in the cafeteria!