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Amid triennial wellness assessment, some ask if D161 committee can be more effective

A conversation about a recently completed triennial wellness assessment led to a bigger discussion about how Flossmoor School District 161’s Wellness Committee could improve its nutrition education efforts.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act requires that all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program complete a triennial assessment of their Local School Wellness Policy and post the results on the district website, according to Jackie Janicke, the district’s director of special education. 

The assessment looks at compliance with the wellness policy, how that policy compares to model . . .

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