The STAR School Board recognizes the school’s role in promoting family health, using Indigenous philosophy and Native Science for sustainable agriculture as applied to the ongoing greenhouse and garden projects. Farm to school practices will be encouraged, such as establishing relationship with local farms, locally grown food will be included in school breakfast and lunch program whenever possible.
Nutrition education shall focus on students’ eating behaviors, be based on theories and methods proven effective by research while demonstrating a consistency with state and local district health education standards. Nutrition education at all levels of the STAR School’s curriculum shall include but not be limited to the following essential components designed to help students learn:
1. Age-appropriate nutritional knowledge, including the benefits of healthy eating; essential nutrients, nutritional deficiencies; principles of healthy weight management, safe food preparation, handling and storage, and cultural diversity related to food and eating.
2. Age-appropriate nutrition-related skills including but not limited to planning a healthy meal; understanding and using food labels, and understanding commercial food advertising.
3. How to assess one’s personal eating habits, set goals for improvement, and how to achieve those goals.
The STAR School regularly holds wellness walks to explore nature around school and have some fun together.