State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-2-3.139 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
Local Wellness Policies: Regulations and Resources
Presentation provides guidance for the adoption of district-level wellness policies.
Local Wellness Policy Content Checklist
Checklist addresses requirement for district-level wellness policies.
Local Wellness Policy Template for Schools
Template for district-level wellness policies.