Nutrition: School Wellness
Local Wellness Policy LawThe 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