About Wellness

  • The SPPS Wellness Policy has its roots in the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. With this law’s reauthorization, all districts participating in the national school meals programs were required to have a school wellness policy in place by the 2006-07 school year. This official policy includes language that ensures a district’s intent to promote student and employee wellness, reduce childhood obesity, and provide assurance that school meals and other foods and beverages for purchase on school grounds during the school day meet USDA standards. Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Sec. 204 of Public Law 111-296) and added new provisions requiring districts and schools to:

    • Involve all stakeholders in the development of the wellness policy
    • Set goals for nutrition education, physical activity and nutrition guidelines
    • Measure implementation progress of wellness policy
    • Publicly report implementation progress of wellness policy