State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.
Kansas Statutes 72-17148. Nutrition and health education guidelines; adoption by state board.
(a) The state board of education shall develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to students in Kansas public schools during the school day. In developing such guidelines, the state board of education shall consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other private entities. In developing such guidelines, particular attention shall be given to providing healthful foods and beverages, physical activities and wellness education with the goals of preventing and reducing childhood obesity. (b) When establishing the wellness policy of the school district, the board of education of each district shall take into consideration the guidelines developed by the state board under subsection (a).
Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 The Final Rule: What Schools in Kansas Need to Know Talking Points
Sponsors have school year 2016-17 to implement the changes required by the final rule. Requirements of the final rule must be in place by June 30, 2017.