Our Wellness Policy
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Why a Wellness Policy?
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How we accomplish our goals
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Student Wellness Policy
The Wellness Policies are an important tool for parents and the San Bernardino City Unified School District to promote student wellness, prevent and reduce childhood obesity, and provide assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.
Congress recognizes that schools play a critical role in promoting student health, preventing childhood obesity, and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity. In 2004, Congress passed the Child Nutrition and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act (Sec. 204 of Public Law 108-265). This act required by law that all local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program or other child nutrition programs create local school wellness policies by School Year 2006. The legislation places the responsibility of developing a wellness policy at the local level so the individual needs of each LEA can be addressed.
In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Sec. 204 of Public Law 111-296), and added new provisions for local school wellness policies related to implementation, evaluation, and publicly reporting on progress of local school wellness policies.
Summary of Implementation
LEAs are required to periodically measure and make available to the public an assessment on the implementation of the Student Wellness Policy, including the extent to which schools are in compliance with Student Wellness Policy, the extent to which the Student Wellness Policy compares to model policy, and a description of the progress made in attaining goals of Student Wellness Policy.