The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama have announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 had mandated that the USDA set guidelines for what needed to be included in local school wellness policies in areas such as setting goals for nutrition education and physical activity, informing parents about content of the policy and implementation and periodically assessing progress and sharing updates as appropriate.
White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards
Proposed guidelines designed to be consistent with recently-released Smart Snacks in School standards.