Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
Rochester School District, along with every school district in our nation, is in the process of updating our School Wellness Policy to comply with Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This new federal law requires the following changes:
- The district’s wellness policy must now include goals for nutrition promotion.
- The district’s wellness committee must now include physical education teachers, school health professional and students; as well as, the previously required members representing parents, the school board, school administrators, and the public.
- The wellness committee must participate in the development of an updated wellness policy and help with the implementation of and periodic review of the policy.
- The district must inform and update the public about the contents of the wellness policy.
- The district must periodically assess our compliance with and progress toward the goals set forth in the wellness policy.
- The district must report the extent to which the local wellness policy compares to model school wellness policies.
- The district must designate one or more district official to ensure that each school complies with the local wellness policy.
Federal guidance and a timeline for the implementation of these requirements will not be available until the fall. In the meantime, our existing RSD Wellness Committee has begun reviewing our current policy and is expanding the makeup of our team to include physical education teachers, our school nurse and students.
The RSD Wellness Committee can always use more parent and community representatives. If you’re interested in serving, please contact administrative secretary, Shawna Kiliz, at 273-9252 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org