MPS WELLNESS POLICY # 6690. History of the Wellness Policy Requirement. Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act 2004. Local School Wellness Policies Public Law 108-265 enacted June 30, 2004 Section 204 – Local Wellness Policies “Not later than the first day of the school
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History of the
Local School Wellness Policies
Public Law 108-265 enacted June 30, 2004
Section 204 – Local Wellness Policies
“Not later than the first day of the school
year beginning after June 30, 2006,
each local educational agency … shall
establish a local school wellness policy”
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High Blood Pressure
Types I and II Diabetes
Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS,1991, 1996, 2003
(*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” person)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC.
Involve parents, students, school food personnel, school board, administrators, public
Address nutrition education, physical activity, and other wellness activities
Set nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day
Plan for implementation, designate person charged with oversight
By June 30, 2006
All children in the United States are mandated to attend school.
The role of the school is to provide educational opportunities.
School is the perfect place to learn and model life-long healthy eating habits!
There is a strong relationship between student health and LEARNING!
To provide a schoolenvironment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices.