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Wellness Advisory Commitee

A wellness committee is an advisory group concerned with the health and well-being of students and staff. The committee is comprised of several advocates consisting of but not limited to: school administrators, nutrition staff, students, teachers, and parents. The function of the committee is to create the vision and goal for the school's wellness efforts.
 
The Local School Wellness Policy requirement was established by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, and further strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It requires each local educational agency (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program or other federal child nutrition programs to develop a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.
 
The purpose of the policy is to promote the health of students and address the growing problem of childhood obesity. The responsibility for developing a local school wellness policy is placed at the local level so that the unique needs of each school under the jurisdiction of the LEA can be addressed.
 
The school community including parents, students, and teachers are encouraged to participate in the wellness policy process.
 
For information on how you can get involved and help make a change, please see the contact us section on this page.
 
Source: United States Department of Agriculture
What is a Local wellness policy?

What is a Local wellness policy?

A local school wellness policy is a written document that guides an LEA or school district’s efforts to create supportive school nutrition and physical activity environments. It establishes a school environment that promotes student health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
 
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
What is the function of a wellness committee?

What is the function of a wellness committee?

The function of the wellness committee is to create the vision and goal for the school's wellness efforts
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              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 
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