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Wellness Policies
Section 204 of Public Law 108-265, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required each school entity participating in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a local wellness policy.
The wellness policy must include measurable goals for nutrition education, physical activity, food provided on school campus, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness. The goals set forth in the policy will establish regulations for a la carte foods, fundraisers, vending machines, classroom parties, and food used as rewards.
Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition Services Responsible for oversite of school wellness policies. They have compiled resources and templates.
Seven Steps to School Health Sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), seven simple steps to create or revise your school's Wellness Policy.
Series of Local Wellness Policy Briefs- contain updated data from SY 2012-13 & highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies.
School District Wellness Policies: Where do they Stand & What do you Need to Know?- PowerPoint presentation to present the research findings, recommendations and resources found in the briefs.
Updated: April 27, 2015