State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.
Florida Statutes 1003.453 School wellness and physical education policies; nutrition guidelines.
(3) School districts are encouraged to provide basic training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every 2 years thereafter. Instruction in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be based on a nationally recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. The instruction must allow students to practice the psychomotor skills associated with performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator when a school district has the equipment necessary to perform the instruction. Private and public partnerships for providing training or necessary funding are encouraged.
Local School Wellness Policy Compliance Checklist
This document serves as a checklist to support districts during the development and implementation of their local school wellness policy to ensure compliance with all USDA and Florida Administrative Code requirements regarding local school wellness policies.
Model Local School Wellness Policy
The model policy is designed to comply with USDA and Florida Administrative Code requirements regarding local school wellness policies and provides guidance and recommendations for school districts developing and implementing local school wellness policies.