State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the school-level.
Florida Administrative Code 5P-2.002 Responsibilities for the School Food Service Program.
(d) To maintain a Healthy School Team for all schools under its jurisdiction in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1758b (10/1/10), which is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference and available online at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-04501. Any Healthy School Team should include, but not be limited to, the following stakeholders: parents, students, school food service program representatives, school administrators, school health professionals, physical education teachers and the public as provided in 42 U.S.C. 1758b(b)(3). In addition to the requirements specified in 42 U.S.C. 1758b, a Healthy School Team shall:
- Be responsible for ensuring compliance with paragraph (2)(c) of this rule and 7 C.F.R. 210.11, previously incorporated in paragraph (1)(a) of this rule, as it relates to competitive food and beverage items sold on a school campus;
- Maintain a school calendar identifying the dates when exempted competitive food fundraisers will occur in accordance with the frequency specified in paragraph (2)(c) of this rule; and,
- Report its school's compliance with this rule to the designated Local Educational Agency official or school official responsible for overall compliance with the Local Educational Agency's wellness policy as required in 42 U.S.C. 1758b(b)(5)(B).
Florida Statutes 381.0056 School health services program.
(3) The Department of Health shall have the responsibility, in cooperation with the Department of Education, to supervise the administration of the school health services program and perform periodic program reviews. However, the principal of each school shall have immediate supervisory authority over the health personnel working in the school. (4)(a) Each county health department shall develop, jointly with the district school board and the local school health advisory committee, a school health services plan. The plan must include, at a minimum, provisions for all of the following:
- Health appraisal;
- Records review;
- Nurse assessment;
- Nutrition assessment;