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Local Wellness Policy. What are the requirements for Missouri schools?. Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act 2004 S. 2507. PL 108-265 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ265.108.pdf. Signed into law June 30, 2004.

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Local Wellness Policy

What are the requirements for Missouri schools?


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Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act 2004S. 2507

PL 108-265

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ265.108.pdf


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Signed into law June 30, 2004

  • Section 120. Fresh fruit and vegetable program

  • Section 122. Access to local foods and school gardens

  • Section 204. Local wellness policy

  • Section 205. Team nutrition network

  • Section 401. Sense of Congress regarding efforts to prevent and reduce childhood obesity


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Section 120. Fresh fruit and vegetable program

  • 8 grants to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to students during the school day

  • In schools with no less than 50% students eligible for free and reduced meals

  • Priority to schools that partner with non-Federal resources


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Section 122. Access to local foods and school gardens

Competitive matching grants to schools and nonprofits to:

  • Promote farm-to-cafeteria activities, including school gardens

  • Procure local foods for school meals

  • Support nutrition education activities or curriculum involving children in agriculture education activities


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Section 205.Team nutrition network

  • A statewide multidisciplinary program for children to promote healthy eating and physical activity based on scientifically valid information and sound educational, social, and marketing principles.


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Section 401. Sense of Congress regarding efforts to prevent & reduce childhood obesity

  • The State of Arkansas is commended for its leadership in combating childhood obesity and could serve as a model for States across the United States.


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Section 204. Local wellness policy

  • 1. Includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the LEA determines is appropriate.


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Local wellness policy

  • 2. Includes nutrition guidelines selected by the LEA for all foods available on each school campus during the school day with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.


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Local wellness policy

  • 3. Guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by Secretary of Agriculture.


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Local wellness policy

  • 4. Establishes a plan for measuring implementation of the policy. One person in school is designated with responsibility for ensuring compliance.


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Local wellness policy

  • 5. Involves parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators and the public in the development of the school wellness policy.


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Due Date

  • School boards must adopt the wellness policies by the first day of the 2006-2007 school year.


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On the web…

http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/

click on Local Wellness Policy

or Healthy Schools


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“Help! I’ve never written policy.”

Policy Development Worksheet

http://www.dhss.mo.gov/dnhs_pdfs/NPE_changingscene_policy_checklist.pdf


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“I’m concerned about teachers using candy as a reward”

http://cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/constructive_rewards.pdf


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“School employees practice unhealthy habits in front of children.”

Marketing to children

http://cspinet.org/marketingguidelines.pdf


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“How can we change foods and beverages offered in vending machines?”

Vending machine survey

http://cspinet.org/schoolfood/index.html


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Move Beyond the Minimum!

Wellness is more than good nutrition, more than physical activity, more than fitness, more than absence of disease:

Wellness is a focus on the whole child.


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