Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) requirements were established by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, and further strengthened by the final ruling of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) in August 2016. It requires each local education agency (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a local school district wellness policy that promotes the health of students and addresses the growing problem of childhood obesity.
In response to this legislation, Anchorage School has formed a School Health & Wellness Committee, which is comprised of the Health and PE teachers, Director of Food Services, School Nurse, School Administrator, School Counselor, Instructional Programs Coordinator, and parent representative. This committee works to review and implement the School Wellness Plan, as well as address a wide range of health and wellness issues. This includes setting goals for nutrition education and physical activity, recommending nutrition standards, and promoting student and staff wellness throughout the school.
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