Corsica-Stickney District School Wellness Policy

The Corsica-Stickney School District desires to pursue the following objectives:

  1. Provide a positive environment and appropriate knowledge regarding food.

Ensure that students have access to healthy food choices during school and at school functions.

Provide a pleasant eating environment for students and staff.

Allow a minimum of 20 minutes for students to eat lunch and socialize in the designated cafeteria.

Enable all students, through a comprehensive curriculum, to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy food choices for a lifetime.

  1. When using food as a part of a class or student incentive programs, staff and students are encouraged to utilize healthy nutritious food choices.
  2. When curricular-based food experiences are planned, staff and students are encouraged to seek out good nutrition choices whenever appropriate.
  3. Make healthy food choices available.
  4. To accomplish these goals

Child Nutrition Programs comply with govít guidelines.Child Nutrition Programs are accessible to all children.

Sequential and interdisciplinary nutrition education is provided and promoted.

Patterns of meaningful physical activity connect to studentís lives through an individualized activity program or appropriate classroom activities.

All school based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.

All foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.

The school environment is safe, comfortable, pleasing and allows ample time and space for eating meals.Food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.

6.In compliance with this policy, Corsica-Stickney School uniquely & comprehensively addresses physical activity, nutrition education, food rewards/incentives and vending activities.Upon request specific activity attachments related to this policy are available.


The following are current members of the committee selected to assist in maintaining the Wellness Policy(Healthsmart Committee).They are LaNae Fuerst-FACS-Instructor, Michelle Koch-Elementary Instructor, Cindy Bosma-School Cook & Parent, Ferra Kemp-Elementary Principal, Brittney Eide-Secondary Principal, Scott Muckey-Superintendent, Lacey Wieczorek-RN & Parent- County Health, Student Council President, Mike Tuschen-PE Instructor.Public input/suggestions are welcome at any time and can be given to the committee members in written proposal or oral commentary.It is the responsibility of the Principals and Supt. to ensure each school complies with this wellness policy.


Physical Activity

The Corsica-Stickney School is aware that obesity and weight is a concern of the school, community & society as well as social emotional wellness.Creating a comprehensive healthy environment targeting physical, mental, social health is a priority for the Corsica-Stickney Educational System.


Grade School students will have Physical Education classes 2 times per week equaling 60 minutes, in addition to recess and noon time for physical activity as well as having weekly mental/emotional sessions for wellness with the counselor.The Grade School Students also do Heart Health and Jump Rope for Heart.Middle School students are encouraged to be in involved in various sports/physical activities in addition to moderate to vigorous recreation at noon and are encouraged to engage in lifetime physical activities they enjoy.The state mandates high school students must have 1/2 unit of Health and 1/2 PE for high school graduation.Corsica-Stickney High School students participate in a physical education class that allows students to develop an appreciation of lifetime activities as well as taking a health class incorporating making healthy choices of social, emotional, and physical matters.In addition training is given on how to do CPR and operate a defibrillator machine.


Corsica-Stickney School encourages students/staff to lead healthy active life styles.Physical activity is encouraged to be incorporated into all curriculum areas.The Corsica-Stickney School acknowledges that all people need a balance between academic and physical activities to achieve maximum potential.


The Corsica-Stickney School Wellness Council(Healthsmart Committee) usually consists of the Family & Consumer Science teacher, the Principals(elem & secondary), a County Health Nurse, an Elementary Instructor, Student Council President, Parent and a School Cook, PE Instructor, but it is not limited to this group and may be adjusted as necessary.


Nutrition Education

All Elementary classrooms will incorporate nutrition education into the classroom setting.Components of the Growing Healthy Curriculum are used.The County Health Nurse will integrate Dental Hygiene, Proper Handwashing, and Nutrition in addition to doing health screening along with Growth and Development Presentations.These will be done at appropriate grade levels.The 7th-8th graders will learn in their Family and Consumer Science class to promote healthy choices.All incoming high school students will be introduced to health education through the Family and Consumer Science Coursework they will take. In the health class they are also given CPR/AED Training.We are re-establishing the Impact Training for Freshmen students as well that will replace the annual health fair because it will be more comprehensive.


The County Health Organization will support the classroom material along with the kitchen/health class allow students to learn more about their food choices through myplate presentations/posters available.

The meals served through the school lunch program will meet all of the mandatory nutrition requirements.The Corsica-Stickney School will assist students to make good food and lifestyle choices.


Rewards, Incentives, Consequences

Students will not be retained from physical activity classes for punishment.Physical activity is not be used as punishment.Food and confectionary items will be monitored, used appropriately and moderately for various activities(examples include seasonal parties, fund-raisers, birthdays).Healthy food choices including fruits/vegetables are always encouraged.


Other School Based Activities Component

The Corsica-Stickney School will continue to create an environment that encourages wellness and encourages making good choices.The gymnasiums will be available for community walking during inclement weather and the track facility is open for all to use.In addition the Corsica Elementary Gym is available for wellness activities.A wellness center is available and is open 24 hours for students to use for a small membership fee.Some of the equipment was purchased by the school and housed for supervision at the wellness center.

The policy is approved along with the policies and procedures each year by the Corsica-Stickney School Board in July.The general public is encouraged to comment and provide input to the individuals on the Corsica-Stickney Wellness Council for review/consideration.








Vending Machines and Fundraising

The vending machines will offer a wide range of products and the school will encourage the purchase of healthy products through various strategies whether it be through pricing or education strategies.The vending machines and concessions stands will offer healthy products in association with other concession items.Students will learn to make wise and healthy choices through education.The vending machines are typically used as after hours concessions.



A rubric to determine if the ideals proposed in this policy are being met will be evaluated by the Healthsmart Committee members on a triennial basis.


This policy is available for public on the Corsica-Stickney School website at


More information on wellness policies can be found at



The Healthsmart Committee met on 11-9-2022 to review, evaluate, and update.The committee set a target to review, evaluate, and update yearly at the start of the school year to meet the needs of students for Corsica-Stickney School



















Topics of Health Smart Committee Meetings for Corsica-Stickney School


Assessment Tool-Items to Address in Evaluation/Review Meeting(Annual)




1)      Wellness Policy Review(At least 1 time per 3 years)

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements




2)      Evaluate & Improve Objectives of Wellness Policy Plan

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements




3)      Published on the web for public review and comment

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements




4)      Healthsmart Committee meets at least once per year in the fall to review/assess Comprehensive Wellness

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements




5)      Future Wellness Objectives from Committee/Public Input.

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements



6)      Specific School Needs

Adequate††††††††††††††††††† Needs Improvement††††††††††††††

Suggested Improvements



Additional Assessment Notes from the Committee Meeting on_________________