The School Wellness Council revised K.U.S.D. board policy regarding nutrition and physical activity for K.U.S.D. students and staff. That board policy was adopted by the Kernville Union School District Board of Trustees on March 14, 2006 and updated on June 11, 2013.
Kernville Union School District currently has a nutrition grant funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through the California Department of Public Health's Champions for Change and Kern County Department of Public Health. The nutrition grant involves Kernville Elementary, Wallace Elementary, Wallace Middle School, and the Kern River Valley Community. This grant sponsors community nutrition events and cooking classes, annual Nutrition Olympics, Annual WMS Colt Color Crush/MyPlate 5K, Harvest of the Month, nutrition education in the After School Programs and more!
Kernville Union School District has beautiful and active school site gardens that began with donations, volunteers, and grant monies. K.R.E.M. (Kern River Environmental Magnet), H.O.P.E. and the Hangout After School Programs have been the biggest fans of the school gardens, but we do see regular day classrooms adopting a garden bed. The K.U.S.D. Preschool makes our campuses complete for all members of the family.
This material was funded in part by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.