Two More School Districts Achieve USDA Compliance

Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by Glenn

The Northern Franklin County school districts of Salmon River and Malone have been added to the list of those with compliant local wellness policies. Looking ahead, implementation of each of the new components of these policies will take place over the upcoming academic year.

Last summer brought about the announcement of the United States Department of Agriculture final rules for wellness policies. Schools all over the country found themselves scrambling to meet the June 30, 2017 deadline for compliance. Luckily, through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities partnership, North Country Healthy Heart Network …

The Heart Network spearheaded the project by recruiting champions, providing recommendations for policy improvement and suggesting current best practices. Additionally, the Heart Network gathered input from school community members about wellness climate and drafted policy revisions. Administrators and Board members in all of the districts expressed their appreciation for the Heart Network’s assistance: assistance offered at a time when increased demands are continuing to be placed on schools.