Local School Wellness Policy Compliance Checklist
A Local School Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and the ability to learn. Participation in the USDA National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs requires compliance with Local School Wellness Policy requirements as written in 7 CFR 210.31. Full compliance with the requirements was due by June 30, 2017.
This optional checklist may be used to review and update your local school wellness policy to ensure compliance with all requirements. Local School Wellness Policy implementation will be reviewed during the Administrative Review process.
School Food Authority: School Food Authority (SFA)
Content of the current Local School Wellness Policy
Specific goals (2-3) for:
Specific goals (2-3) for:
Standards for all foods and beverages provided, but not sold, to students during the school day (e.g., classroom parties, classroom snacks, rewards).
Policies for food and beverage marketing that allow marketing and advertising of only those foods and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.
Identification of the position of the district or school official(s) responsible for implementation and oversight of the wellness policy to ensure each school’s compliance with the policy.
A description of how the district permits parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the wellness policy.
A description of the plan for measuring implementation of the wellness policy and for reporting wellness policy content and implementation to the public, as required.
Public updates – the wellness policy includes language specifying how the wellness policy, including any updates made to the policy, and the triennial assessment will be made available to the public.
Triennial assessment – the wellness policy includes language that the district will conduct an assessment of the policy every 3 years, at a minimum. The triennial assessment must measure implementation of the local wellness policy and include:
Required Documentation (will be examined during the Administrative Review)
A copy of the current local school wellness policy that contains all the above requirements
Documentation demonstrating compliance with community involvement requirements,
Documentation of the most recent triennial assessment,
Documentation of the requirement to make the local wellness policy and triennial assessments available to the public.