The USDA recently released its final rule on school wellness policies. All schools participating in the National School Lunch Program will need to have a stronger wellness policy put in place by June 30, 2017.
Now is a great opportunity for schools to incorporate drinking water quality, access and promotion when writing or revising their local School Wellness Policy. Go to Take Action for resources for developing a School Wellness Policy that includes strong language on drinking water.
To learn even more about how to develop a School Wellness Policy in your school district, you're welcome to join our friends at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, CDC and USDA for an informative webinar. Please register below:
Local Wellness Policies Webinar with the CDC & USDA
September 7, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST // 1-2pm EST
Click Here to Register
From the Organizers:
"Due to high demand, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have scheduled a second webinar on Sept. 7 about the local wellness policy final rule. Join us at 1 p.m. ET to learn how your school can start making changes before the implementation deadline (June 30, 2017) and what tools and resources are available to support your efforts."