Health and Wellness Policy

Through the 2004 WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, to further address growing concerns about childhood obesity, Congress established a requirement that each local educational agency that participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) school meals programs establish a local wellness policy. The California Department of Education provided leadership, training and resources to support the implementation of these locally developed school wellness policies, which were to incorporate:

    • Goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness
    • Nutrition guidelines for all food available on each school campus during the school day
    • Assurance that guidelines for reimbursable meals were met, and not less restrictive than federal regulations and guidance issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Involvement of parents and guardians, students, school food-service professionals, school administrators, school board members, and members of the public in development of the wellness policy
    • A plan for measuring implementation of the wellness policy

Lake Elementary School believes that healthy students not only excel academically but are more likely to be positively engaged in social, community, and extracurricular activities. The benefits of supporting student health and wellness are far reaching and the following policy was designed with our student's best interests in mind. 

Lake Elementary School's Health and Wellness Policy