This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) play an important role in supporting healthful school environments and promoting wellness. This timely session will explain the United States Department of Agriculture's Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Final Rule and expanded requirements that went into effect on June 30, 2017. Participants will hear new results from the National Wellness Policy Study which evaluated the strength of policies, challenges faced at the local level, and promising practices to promote health and academic success of students. The session will also highlight how Local Educational Agencies are using evidence-based strategies to set specific nutrition education and physical activity goals, standards for foods served to students, and food marketing guidelines. Finally, participants will hear about new Team Nutrition school wellness materials and tools that can be customized to promote school wellness and encourage broader engagement from parents, staff, and community members.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4080, 8110, 1080
- Describe the requirements of USDA’s Local School Wellness Policy Final Rule and expectations for schools for School Year 2017-18.
- Identify evidence-based strategies RDNs should consider when helping schools develop and implement their Local School Wellness Policy.
- Access Local School Wellness Policy resources to help schools encourage a broader participation from parents, school staff, and the community.
- Sash Bard, MS, RD
- Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS
Moderator and Program Planner
- Karen Virostek, MS, RDN, FADA, LDN, FAND