Wellness Policy Resources
Local School Wellness Policies
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required all districts to establish local wellness policies by School Year 2006-2007.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 expands the scope of wellness policies; brings in additional stakeholders in its development, implementation and review; and requires public updates on the content and implementation of the wellness policies (Section 204).
The intent is to strengthen local school wellness policies so they become useful tools in evaluating, establishing and maintaining healthy school environments, and to provide transparency to the public on key areas that affect the nutrition environment in each school.
Federal Regulation Process
· The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register in the Fall of 2012.
· The final rule will be published in the Fall of 2013.
5-Year Technical Assistance and Guidance Plan - USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is working with the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools of the Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, acting through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This Interagency Workgroup has published a 5-year technical assistance plan, which will be updated upon the completion of a needs assessment (including additional stakeholder consultations).
If you have any questions, please contact:
Colorado Department of Education
Office of School Nutrition
1580 Logan St. #760
Denver, CO 80203
Ph-303-866-6871 | Fax-303-866-6133