Local Wellness Policy

  • At a minimum, a local school wellness policy must contain: 

    1. Specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. In developing these goals, a district must review and consider evidence-based strategies and techniques;

     2. Standards for all foods and beverages provided, but not sold, to students during the school day on each participating school campus under the jurisdiction of the district; 

    3. Standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day on each participating school campus under the jurisdiction of the district that 

    a. Are consistent with applicable requirements set forth in 7 C.F.R. 210.10 (meal requirements for lunches and afterschool snacks) and 220.8 (meal requirements for breakfasts);

    b. Are consistent with the nutrition standards set forth under 7 C.F.R. 210.11 (competitive food service and standards); 

    c. Permit marketing on the school campus during the school day of only those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards under 7 C.F.R. 210.11; and 

    d. Promote student health and reduce childhood obesity; 

    4. Identification of the position of the district or school official(s) responsible for the implementation and oversight of the local wellness policy.