An assessment of our school wellness policy must be conducted a minimum of once every three years per United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations; however, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) may assess their policy more frequently if they wish. Longview School District Wellness Committee meets annually to review the policy and address updates.
The annual assessment varies each year based on the needs of our school system. The Longview School District Wellness Committee met on June 9, 2022 to review the local wellness policy and involve stakeholders in the process. The WellSAT 3.0 and WellSAT-I were completed by the Wellness Committee at this meeting in order to comply with the triennial assessment and to determine the strength of our wellness policy. Our wellness team reviewed the current Longview School District Wellness Policy and compared it to a National Wellness Policy model.
A copy of the WellSat 3.0 are available at the end of this document. The school wellness policies were evaluated based on the degree to which they addressed 67 policy items. The items are categorized into the following areas of the wellness policy: Nutrition Education, Standards of USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals, Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages, Physical Education and Physical Activity, Wellness Promotion and Marketing, Staff Wellness, and Implementation, Evaluation and Communication. The Longview School Districts WellSat 3.0 revealed an overall strength score of 40 and a comprehensive score of 60. The scores are based on a scale of 0-100, with lower scores indicating less content and weaker language, and higher scores indicating more content and use of specific and directive language. The WellSat 3.0 sampling of 50 school districts across the country revealed an average strength score of 33 and a comprehensive score of 54. The Longview School District operates in an average to above average range nationally. Below is the completed copy of our school district scorecard for the WellSat 3.0.