Local wellness policies function as frameworks for schools to establish nutritional standards for school foods and to set guidelines and goals for physical and health education, physical activity, and other school-based programs designed to promote student wellness. The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) established a requirement for schools to develop and adopt a local wellness policy in accordance with federal law. The HSA further requires schools to update and strengthen their local wellness policies every three years. OSSE’s Healthy Schools Act Initiatives team supports these mandates and provides technical guidance and training to assist schools with the development, implementation, and update of their policies to maintain compliance with HSA.
The New Local Wellness Policy Template will be available July 2019.
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