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Local Wellness Policy

A Local Wellness Policy (LWP) is a written document of official policies that outlines district level goals to establish, evaluate, and maintain healthy school environments. The local wellness policy describes how SWISD will address local, state, and federal requirements for nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and school-based activities that promote student wellness. The local wellness policy is written by the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and approved by the school board.

Once the local wellness policy is approved, the SHAC develops a wellness plan. The wellness plan generates a strategy that describes how the policies will be implemented into the school environment. Every three years, SWISD must complete a triennial assessment to evaluate school compliance and progress towards attaining goals in the local wellness policy.

Starting in School Year 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day are required to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, vending machines, and any other venues where food is sold to students.  Click on the green buttons below to learn more about Smart Snacks standards and how to implement them at your campus.