Health and Wellness
School wellness policies must include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available at district schools. Districts must also provide assurance that guidelines for reimbursable meals will not be less restrictive than federal regulations and guidance issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following links provide important resources to ensure that guidelines are up-to-date.
- USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals
- CDE Regulations for Competitive Food and Beverage Sales in Schools
- California School Food Standards Calculator: This link provides a calculator to determine if school food sales meet state guidelines.
Helpful Nutrition Promotion Outreach Resources