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The wellness policy requirement was established by the Child Nutrition and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004 and further strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). It requires each LEA participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a wellness policy. The final rule expands the requirements to strengthen policies and increase transparency.

The responsibility for developing, implementing, and evaluating a wellness policy is placed at the local level, so the unique needs of each school under the LEA’s jurisdiction can be addressed. LEAs must permit participation by the general public and the school community (including parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, and school administrators) in the wellness policy process.

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California Department of Education

CA Dept of Education SealLocal educational agencies (LEA) that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), are required by federal law to establish a Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) for all schools under its jurisdiction. LSWPs are an important tool for parents, LEAs, and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

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Local School Districts

Goleta Union School District

The Goleta Wellness Committee is a group consisting of parents, teachers, directors and Board Members focused on the GUSD wellness policy.
To view the GUSD Wellness Policy click here: Wellness Policy (español). Link to district wellness committee meetings.

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Santa Barbara Unified School District

Members of the Wellness Council participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review of the district’s Board Policy 5030 Student Wellness. In addition to oversight of policy, the Wellness Council advises the district on health-related issues, activities, and programs. LOCATION: Board Room, District Office, 720 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA.

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Carpinteria Union School District

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.
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Hope Elementary School District

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Blochman Union School District

All students, parents, teachers, staff members, and other interested parties are encouraged to review and provide feedback to the district regarding the Wellness Policy. All Wellness Committee meetings are open to any interested stakeholder. Please email Nancy Shafer, Interim Business Manager, at blochman@blochmanusd.org with your questions or comments. Board Policy The District will convene a representative District wellness committee (hereto referred to as the DWC or work within an existing school health committee) that meets at least four times per year to establish goals for and oversee school health and safety policies and programs, including development, implementation and periodic review and update of this District-level wellness policy.
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Buellton Union School District

The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate and align district efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students’ understanding and appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
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College School District

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Cuyama Joint Unified School District

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Guadalupe Union School District

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Lompoc Unified School District

The purpose of the Wellness Policy is to promote student health and wellness. The Wellness Committee develops the District Wellness Policy, assists the District with implementation, assesses if it is being followed and how well it is working to achieve its purpose, and updates the policy as needed. The Wellness Committee is seeking people who work in the District, parents of students within our District and/or community members who are interested in health and wellness, to serve on our committee. Our meetings will resume in the school year 2021-2022. If you are interested in serving on the wellness committee, please contact Michelle MacKinnon, Child Nutrition Services Director at (805) 742-3353 or mackinnon.michelle@lusd.org.

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Los Olivos School District

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Montecito Union School District

The Montecito Governing Board recognizes the link between nutrition education, the food served in schools, physical activity, and environmental education, and that wellness is affected by all of these. The Board also recognizes the important connection between a healthy diet and a student’s ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school.
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Orcutt Union School District

Orcutt Union School District (OUSD) Wellness Policy supports and promotes healthy eating, healthy behaviors and physical activity in the Orcutt Unified School District. It also develops strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students’ understanding and appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
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Santa Maria Joint Union High School Districts

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Santa Maria Bonita School District

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Santa Ynez Valley High School District

For more information or to get involved, contact Claudia Peña, Health and Wellness Coordinator at (805) 688-6487 ext. 3270 or cpena@syvuhsd.org.
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Solvang School District

For more information or to get involved, contact Anita Brau, Wellness Policy Coordinator at abrau@solvangschool.org.
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Vista Del Mar Union School District

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