Explanation: In 2004, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act mandated that any local agency participating in the Federal School Meal Programs create and implement a school wellness policy. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 added additional requirements for wellness policies to the baseline set by the 2004 law. School wellness policies outline nutrition and physical activity policies for each school and, when they incorporate Safe Routes to School, can be used as an additional tool to reinforce active transportation policies.
Option 1: This Safe Routes to School Policy is hereby incorporated into District’s School Wellness Policy. District shall ensure that the School Wellness Policy reflects this addition.
Each policy is eligible for a given number of stars, depending upon how much the policy contributes to creating a safe and encouraging atmosphere for children to walk and bicycle to school. Some policies are only eligible for one star, others for two stars, and others for three stars. For some policies, selecting a stronger option may provide additional stars.
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