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School Nutrition Programs Local Wellness Policy

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires all local educational agencies participating in federal Child Nutrition programs to establish and implement, for all schools under its jurisdiction, local school wellness policies that meet minimum standards designed to promote sound nutrition, student health, reduce childhood obesity, and provide transparency to the public on the school nutrition environment.

Local Wellness Policy Success Stories
ISBE is looking for effective strategies that Illinois Schools are using to Implement and evaluate their wellness policies, along with sample policies. Please help us by submitting your success story or your sample policy to cnp@isbe.net.

 Illinois Local Wellness Policy Information

​State Goal on Wellness Policy Adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education ​PDF Document

Public Act 94-0199 required the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to form an interagency working group to convene a School Wellness Policy Task Force consisting of members of various organizations and agencies as identified in the legislation.
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