Resource | Regulations
PART 210—National School Lunch Program

Section 2 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751), states: “It is declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the States, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of food and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.” Pursuant to this act, the Department provides States with general and special cash assistance and donations of foods acquired by the Department to be used to assist schools in serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. In furtherance of Program objectives, participating schools shall serve lunches that are nutritionally adequate, as set forth in these regulations, and shall to the extent practicable, ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP24-2017
Local School Wellness Policy: Guidance and Q&As

Local educational agencies (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are required to develop a local school wellness policy that promotes the health of students and addresses the problem of childhood obesity. Wellness policies are tailored to the unique needs of each LEA and present an opportunity to improve the health of each community.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule titled Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was published on July 29, 2016. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on Sept. 12, 2016. This document announces approval of the ICR.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010

This final rule requires all local educational agencies that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This proposed rule would require all local educational agencies participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the new requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP04-2014
CACFP Needs Assessment Research Launch

As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Section 221, the Food and Nutrition Service is preparing to launch a nationwide research survey of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participants that serve children up to age five.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04-2006
Local Wellness Policy Letter to State Director

In Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-265), each local educational agency (LEA) participating in a program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 is required to establish a local wellness policy for schools under the LEA, not later than the first day of the school year beginning after June 30, 2006.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP42-2011
Local School Wellness Policies

This memorandum provides information on the new requirements for local wellness policies so that local educational agencies can begin reviewing their policies for the coming School Year 2011-2012, and begin moving forward on implementing the new requirements.

Resource | Policy
Promoting Fruits and Vegetables in Schools: Wellness Policy Opportunities

Promoting Fruits and Vegetables in Schools: Wellness Policy Opportunities