Local Wellness Policy Requirements Stephanie Stambach MS, RD,
Local Wellness Policy Requirements Stephanie Stambach MS, RD, SNS Child Nutrition Consultant Local Wellness Policy Timeline 2004 2006 2010
SY 11-16 SY 2017 USDA releases the Healthy HungerLWP Final Rule Free Kids Act Child Nutrition Districts LEAs working
LEAs revise LWP to Reauthorization required to New provisions. toward Act Emphasis on establish a implementing be compliant with Wellness Policy. implementation, new requirements the final rule by All LEAs evaluation, and established by the June 30, 2017.
participating in the publicly reporting on HHFKA. NSLP must create progress. Wellness Policies by 2006. LWP and Administrative Reviews LWP is a general area that we look at during administrative reviews, which are conducted
every 3 years Assess LWP compliance through questions on the off site assessment tool and supporting documentation SAs are not required to evaluate the quality of the wellness policy goals but to assess that they contain the required elements Local Wellness Policy Components Measurable goals for: Nutrition Education
Nutrition Promotion Physical Activity Other school-based activities Nutrition standards for all foods sold Nutrition guidelines for foods available (not sold) Addresses food & beverage marketing Permit involvement from a variety of people Designated leadership Informs the public on content and implementation Triennial Assessment
Goals for Nutrition Education Classroom Cafeteria Foodservice staff training Home and Community Multiple channels of communication Goals for Nutrition Promotion How does the school environment support healthy eating? Contests/Surveys/Taste Testing
Adequate time for meals Cafeteria environment Healthier options prominently displayed Smarter Lunchroom strategies Goals for Physical Activity Opportunities for students to be active throughout the day Daily Recess Not withholding recess as punishment Physical activity breaks
Recess before lunch After-school access to school facilities Walk/bike to school Walk-a-thon/clubs Goals for Other Activities Promote student health and wellness through other activities Farm to School Recognition & Awards Programs (Smarter Lunchrooms)
Fuel Up to Play 60 Access to drinking fountains Staff as role models Nutrition Guidelines Standards for all food available on the school campus during the school day School Meals meet Federal Guidelines Smart Snack Competitive Foods ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Score boards Vending Machines Coolers Signage around the school Maine State Statute 6662. Foods outside school meal programs. https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/nutrition/laws
Public Involvement Team to develop, implement and review policy Parents Teachers Students Physical Education Instructors School Health Professionals School Board members and Administration School Nutrition Community members
Designated Leadership The district has designated at least one school official who has the authority and responsibility to ensure compliance with the policy Public Notification Public needs to be informed and updated about the content, implementation, and compliance Website School Handbook
Newsletter School board meetings Triennial Assessment Assess and evaluate compliance with LWP and progress made in attaining the goals of the LWP at a minimum of every three years Recordkeeping Maintain records to document compliance:
The written local school wellness policy; Documentation demonstrating compliance with community involvement; Documentation of the triennial assessment; Documentation of public notification Administrative Review- SFA Process Provide a copy of the policy Questions on off-site assessment tool: How does the public know about the policy? (documentation) When & how does review and update of the policy occur?
(documentation) How are potential stakeholders made aware of their ability to participate in the LWP? (documentation) Copy of the most recent assessment and how the public knows about the results of the assessment (if available) Administrative Review- SA Process Review the policy to ensure the required elements are included Corrective action is needed if there are missing elements
Final, approved version submitted to reviewer Review will remain open until approved by the school board LWP Resources Wellness policy checklist MSMA sample wellness policy Where to Start? STEP 1: Assemble school wellness committee
STEP 2: Review and evaluate current policy (use checklist) STEP 3: Revise LWP to address new requirements STEP 4: School board approval/implementation STEP 5: Monitor progress and report results Certificate of Attendance Local Wellness Policy Requirements This serves as documentation that you earned _____ hour of training for viewing this webinar.
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