Illinois - Wellness policy: Federal Requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/2-3.139 School wellness policies; taskforce.

The State Board of Education shall establish a State goal that all school districts have a wellness policy that is consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommendations include the following:

  • (1) nutrition guidelines for all foods sold on school campus during the school day;
  • (2) setting school goals for nutrition education and physical activity;
  • (3) establishing community participation in creating local wellness policies; and
  • (4) creating a plan for measuring implementation of these wellness policies
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