Local Wellness Policy

The Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children Reauthorization Act of 2004 mandated that all local educational agencies (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) were required to establish an LSWP by School Year (SY) 2006‒07. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), Public Law 111-296, required significant changes in the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) to give eligible children access to nutrition benefits, improve children’s diets, and reduce childhood obesity as well as to strengthen integrity in CNPs. Section 204 of the HHFKA added Section 9A to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (Title 47, United States Code, Section 1758[b]) to expand the scope of the LSWP and requires additional stakeholder involvement in the development, implementation, and review of LSWP, and periodic assessment and public updates.

The Pacific Community Charter School began participating in the National School Lunch Program in the 2022-23 school year. At that time, a Local Wellness Policy was developed by a Wellness Council and adopted by the Governance Council. 

Read the Local Wellness Policy