The Food Program
Summer Food Program
Alabama kids eligible for free school lunch programs can eat healthy meals through the free summer food service program Break for a Plate.
Visit the Break For A Plate Website to see available free sites.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires each local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program or other Federal Child Nutrition Programs to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction. Each local educational agency must designate one or more local educational agency officials or school officials to ensure that each school complies with the local wellness policy. At a minimum, a local school policy must:
- Include goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness.
- Include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all food available in each school district.
- Permit parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public to participate in the development, implementation, and review and update of the local wellness policy.
- Inform and update the public (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content implementation of the local wellness policies.
- Be measured periodically on the extent to which schools are in compliance with the local wellness policy, the extent to which the local education agency’s local wellness policy compares to model local wellness policies, and the progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy, and make this assessment available to the public.
A Wellness Policy was adopted in 2006. However, the Wellness Policy required changes, updates, or reviews were not implemented to comply with the Health Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.