The Greatest Wealth is Health

The Wellness Committee Vision and Mission

Learn. Lead. Live.  And Foster a Healthy Community.

To develop, communicate, and support policies, practices, and programs that promote an environment of overall health, wellness and excellence in education for the entire school community.

What is a local school wellness policy?

A local school wellness policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn.

The wellness policy requirement was established by the Child Nutrition and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004 and further strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). It requires each LEA participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a wellness policy.

The final rule expands the requirements to strengthen policies and increase transparency. The responsibility for developing, implementing, and evaluating a wellness policy is placed at the local level, so the unique needs of each school under the LEA’s jurisdiction can be addressed.  Learn more here about the Wellness Policy requirements.

Southeast Polk Wellness Policy 

SEP Local Wellness Policy Progress Report 2022

SEP Triennial Wellness Assessment


Submit the Student Wellness Committee Interest Form or contact Sara Salvini, Director of Food & Nutrition.



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