Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Docket ID: FNS-2014-0010
Agency: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

This final rule codifies a provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Pub. L. 111-296; the Act) under 7 CFR parts 210 and 220. Section 204 of the Act requires each local educational agency (LEA) to establish, for all schools under its jurisdiction, a local school wellness policy. The Act requires that the wellness policy include goals for nutrition, nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. In addition, the Act requires that local educational agencies ensure stakeholder participation in development of their local school wellness policies, and periodically assess compliance with the policies, and disclose information about the policies to the public.

RIN: 0584-AE25
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 210,7 CFR 220
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Pub. L. 111-296
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Governmental Jurisdictions
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/26/201479 FR 10693
NPRM Comment Period End04/28/2014
Final Action05/00/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Organization: Food and Nutrition Service
Category: Significant
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Multiple Child Nutrition (CN) Programs

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 28, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/26/2014
ID: FNS-2014-0010-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/29/2016
ID: FNS-2014-0010-0724

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/02/2016
ID: FNS-2014-0010-0727
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/29/2016
ID: FNS-2014-0010-0725
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/26/2014
ID: FNS-2014-0010-0003


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Charles H Watford
Regulatory Review Specialist
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Lynnette M Thomas
Chief, Planning and Regulatory Affairs Branch
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
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