The deadline is fast approaching!
The rules that the Food and Nutrition Service outlined focused on what school wellness policies need to feature, including…
- Physical activity goals
- Nutrition education goals
- Rules for informing parents about wellness policies
- Assessing progress
- Sharing updates
According to the USDA, “Parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public must be permitted to participate in the wellness policy process as a part of the wellness policy team.”
This rule would also affect the marketing of snacks, drinks, and other foods at the school. Everything would have to align with the Smart Snacks in Schools rules and regulations.
For More Information:
- Proposed Rule Summary
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Local School Wellness Policy Guidelines and Links
- Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Guide
- Form for Comments
Remember, there are tons of resources for schools! Check out the Nutrition Education Store for amazing handouts, posters, display kits, and more!