Research (by Dr. R and others) and media showing the impact of school health and wellness initaitives on children’s growth and development.
On July 21, 2016, the USDA released four final rules to strengthen school wellness initiatives under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act:
This rule adopts the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations which conform to the provisions in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs. Read more
This rule establishes requirements for State agencies, local educational agencies, and schools operating the Community Eligibility Provision, a reimbursement option that allows the service of school meals to all children at no-cost in high poverty schools without collecting household applications. Read more
This rule revises the State agency’s administrative review process in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to establish a unified accountability system designed to ensure that school food authorities offering school meals comply with program requirements. Read more