Every school/LEA that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is required to establish a local school wellness policy. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) further strengthened this requirement in order to promote student health, prevent childhood obesity and provide transparency to the public on school wellness policy content and implementation.
Per the HHFKA, local wellness policies (LWPs) are to include, at a minimum, the following:
- Goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity and other school based activities that promote student wellness
- Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day
Until the proposed rule is finalized and goes into effect, schools/LEAs must, at a minimum, maintain and adhere to the current checklist and TDA FND ARM requirements: