In 2004, the Child Reauthorization Act of 2004 required every U.S. school district participating in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program to develop & implement a local "wellness policy" by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year. The KY Nutrition and Physical Activity Legislation required all elementary schools to develop and implement a wellness policy that includes daily physical activity (SB 172 and KRS 160.345).
In August 2013, our SBDM Council agreed by consensus that Burlington Elementary would join the "Alliance for a Healthier Generation" and incorporate a Healthy Schools Program. The Healthy Schools Program provides the school with support in the school's efforts to improve nutrition, physical activity and staff wellness. They provide resources in supporting action plans, aligning policies and access to healthier choices. Our school agreed as a participant to have an active Wellness Committee that meets on a consistent basis and develop an action plan that is aligned with the Healthy Schools Program Framework.