From the Michigan State Board of Education Local Wellness Policy Preamble:
On June 30, 2004, Congress passed Section 204 of Public Law 108-265, of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. This law requires each local education agency participating in a program, authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C.1751 et seq.) or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), to establish a local school wellness policy by July 1, 2006.
In response to this law, the State of Michigan developed a Model Local Wellness Policy to assist Michigan school districts in developing their own wellness policies. The State’s model for representation on the district committees was used to establish the KPS wellness Committee.