Nutrition: School Wellness

Local Wellness Policy Law

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required all educational entities participating in the National School Lunch Program to establish local school wellness policies by July 1, 2006.

This legislation was enacted to address the growing problem of obesity among the nation’s children.

Components the Wellness Policy Law:
  • Goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities
  • Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day
  • Guidelines for reimbursable school meals that are no less restrictive than those issued for the school Lunch Program
  • Implementation and Evaluation Plans of the local wellness policy
  • Community involvement

For more information:

Minnesota Department of Education Local Wellness Policy
(pdf 331kb/17 pages)

Minnesota Department of Education Steps
to Implement your Local Wellness Plan
(pdf 1.37 mb/74 pages)

Updated Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:21AM