Local School Wellness Policy
Information and resources on the Local School Wellness Policy, Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004.
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 mandates that all local educational agencies participating in a federal meal reimbursement program establish a Local School Wellness Policy that, at a minimum:
Includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the local educational agency determines is appropriate
Includes nutrition guidelines selected by the local educational agency for all foods available on each school campus during the school day with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity
Provides an assurance that guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and sections 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)), as those regulations and guidance apply to schools
Establishes a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy, including designation of 1 or more persons within the local educational agency or at each school, as appropriate, charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school meets the local wellness policy
Involves parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators, and the public in the development of the school wellness policy
Local Wellness Policy - CalEdFacts
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State Board of Education Policies
Listing of all of the policies issued by the State Board of Education on nutrition education in California.
Visit California Healthy Kids Resource Center (Outside Source) for an extensive categorized list of Local School Wellness Policy resources.