Wellness Policy

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Legal Background for Wellness Policy 

The reauthorization of the federal Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children Act of 2004 requires each school district participating in the Nation School Lunch Program (42 USC 1751-1769) or the Child Nutrition Act of 1996 (42 USC 1771 - 1791) to adopt and implement a Wellness Policy. The specific areas to be covered include:

  • Goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in an appropriate manner as determined by the district
  • With the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity, develop nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus
  • Guidelines for reimbursable meals will not be less restrictive than federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a) and (b), as they apply to schools
  • A plan for measuring implementation and adherence to the wellness policy