SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY
Epiphany Prep recognizes the strong relationship between students’ health and learning and is committed to providing an environment where students and staff are supported in making healthy choices for lifelong health. This wellness policy and corresponding Framework expand upon requirements to offer a truly comprehensive school health model which serves to coordinate the many parts of school health into systemic approach.
The whole school, whole community, whole child (WSCC) approach outlined by the center for disease control and prevention (CDC), comprises ten components including Nutrition Services, Physical Education and Activity, Health Education, Health Services, Safe Physical Environment, Safe Social and Emotional Climate, Counseling, Psychological and social services; staff wellness, family engagement and community involvement. This Wellness Policy complies with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The Wellness Policy Framework can be found as a hard copy available in the school office.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer
School Breakfast Program
We serve breakfast to each of our students each day at no cost. On October 8th, we implemented Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) which supports equity, health and academic success by providing more students access to essential and nutritious meals. Studies have shown that eating breakfast improves learning, school attendance and the overall health of students. Studies also have shown that BIC has an impressive impact on the Academic Achievement of students. BIC provides an opportunity for each of our students to enjoy a healthy breakfast with us each and every day.
National School Lunch Program
As with breakfast, we serve lunch to each of our students at no cost. Our lunch menu follows the nutritional guidelines of the National School Lunch Program.
Meals have the following nutritional components:
- "Whole grain-rich" product
- Fresh fruit, 100% fruit juice/canned fruit, no sweeteners added
- Fresh or canned vegetables
- Dairy products, 1% fat or fat-free
- Protein or alternative protein option
- Entrée items ≤ 350 calories
- Snack items ≤ 200 calories
- Snack items ≤ 230 mg** °
- Entrée item ≤ 480 mg
- Total fat ≤ 35% of calories
- Saturated fat < 10% of calories
- Trans fat zero grams
- ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program
The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers federal funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal or snack to children in eligible areas. At-Risk Afterschool Care centers provide a much-needed service to their communities by giving children a safe place to go after school. They are provided nutritious food that gives them the energy they need to concentrate on homework and join their friends in physical, educational, and social activities.