Rhode Island - Wellness policy: Federal Requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-7.1-2. Accountability for student performance.

(h) All strategic plans shall include strategies to decrease obesity and improve the health and wellness of students and employees through nutrition, physical activity, health education, and physical education. Said strategies shall be submitted by May 1st of each year to the Rhode Island department of elementary and secondary education and the Rhode Island department of health.


Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 2.0 General Requirements

2.13 The school health and wellness subcommittee shall be responsible for, but not limited to, development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans that meet the requirements of the child nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. The school health and wellness subcommittee shall forward all recommendations regarding the district's health education curriculum and instruction, physical education curriculum and instruction, nutrition policies, and physical activity policies to the full school committee.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]
Source: Rhode Island Secretary of State


Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 2.0 General Requirements

  • 2.14.1 All strategic plans shall include strategies to decrease obesity and improve the health and wellness of students and employees through nutrition, physical activity, health education, and physical education. Said strategies shall be submitted by May 1st of each year to the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

[Inctive as of July 2018.]
Source: Rhode Island Secretary of State

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