Local Wellness Policy

The Local Wellness Policy Final Rule, published July 2016, requires all local educational agencies (LEA) that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010. These regulations are expected to result in local school wellness policies that strengthen the ability of a LEA to create a school nutrition environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. In addition, these regulations will increase transparency for the public with regard to school wellness policies and contribute to integrity in the school nutrition program.

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