The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) required that schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) child nutrition programs (National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After-School Snack Program and Special Milk Program) establish a school wellness policy by the 2006-2007 school year. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) conducted a review of school wellness policies in Connecticut schools using a school wellness policy assessment tool developed in partnership with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
- To download a PDF of our Wellness Policy, please CLICK HERE.
- To download a PDF of our 12-13 Report of Wellness Committee, please CLICK HERE.
- To view the requirements of a Wellness Policy, or for additional information, CLICK HERE.
- To download a PDF of our 11-12 Report of Wellness Committee, please CLICK HERE.
- To download a PDF of our 10-11 Report of Wellness Committee, please CLICK HERE.
Meriden voluntarily participates in Healthy Food Certification with the State of Connecticut Department of Child Nutrition. By complying with Healthy Food Certification, our program sells only snack items that meet the Connecticut Nutrition Standards which focus on limiting fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and sugars, moderating portion sizes, and promoting increased intake of nutrient-dense foods such as whole grains. The nutrients addressed in the Connecticut Nutrition Standards are based on current nutrition science and national health recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, My Plate and national organizations, such as the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics.
For more information on the healthy snack certification, please CLICK HERE.