DeLand High's Wellness Plan

DeLand High School and the Volusia County School Board recognizes that students need access to healthful foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to learn, grow, and thrive. We also believe that good health fosters student attendance and education and a healthy staff can more effectively perform their assigned duties and model appropriate wellness behaviors for students;

Community participation is essential to the development of and implementation of a successful school wellness policy; and schools play a critical role in creating a healthy environment for the prevention of childhood obesity, for combating problems associated with poor nutrition and lack of physical activity,

DeLand High and the Volusia County School Board is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and the development of lifelong wellness strategies. Through the collaborative efforts of district administrators, the school food service department (School Way Café), school administrators, teachers, students, parents, school board members, representatives from local hospitals, in partnership with Volusia County Health Department, the School Health Advisory Committee, and District Advisory Committees the following wellness policy was developed and adopted to meet the needs of this district.

DeLand High is committed to improving our students’ and faculty member’s health by pledging to become a “Team Nutrition School.” By becoming a Team Nutrition School, we will implement a yearly two part assessment that will set out goals for the current school year and assess how we achieved those goals at the end of the year, School Way Café will provide accurate nutrition education information & resources to teacher, faculty and students consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Sunshine State Standards, and finally the District will provide curriculum guidelines for nutrition education.

You can read more about Volusia County School Board’s Wellness Policy Plan (Policy 521) here.

Information on Free & Reduced Lunch

You can also follow these helpful links for more ideas:

Team Nutrition - Food & Nutrition Service

School Wellness Policies

Choose My Plate

Choose My Plate - Florida

Fresh From Florida

Eat Right