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Kirksville R-III looking at new USDA nutrition standards


Kirksville R-III may soon be adopting a policy that would require the district to have nutrition standards for foods used in classroom parties or as rewards for students.Danielle Brown Kirksville Daily Express @danibrown_kdeKirksville R-III may soon be adopting a policy that would require the district to have nutrition standards for foods used in classroom parties or as rewards for students.School Board members are currently reviewing a policy that would make several changes to its current wellness program. In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which required schools that participate in the National School Lunch and/or the School Breakfast programs to develop a wellness policy. “A local school wellness policy (‘wellness policy’) is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn,” according to the USDA’s website.

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