May 15, 2013



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School Wellness Policy Summit to be held June 6

A School Wellness Policy Summit will be held June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central), at Cedar Shores Resort in Chamberlain. The summit is designed to assist school districts in updating their school wellness policy and to provide tools for effective implementation.

School districts are required to have a model wellness policy as outlined in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFK Act). The HHFK Act strengthens existing requirements for wellness policies. The new requirements are to be implemented by the 2013-14 school year and will be assessed as part of the administrative review for the National School Lunch Program.

Meals and mileage will be reimbursed for a team of up to three people from each district. It is recommended that one of the team members be an administrator or a school board member. Click here for more information or to register.

The School Wellness Policy summit is sponsored by Team Nutrition, in the South Dakota Department of Education and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Contact Mary Kirk, Team Nutrition Coordinator, at (605) 773-4718 for more information.

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