CA LSWP News - Summer 2021
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Update: 2021 LSWP Triennial Assessment Waiver

On June 11, 2021, USDA issued COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #98, Nationwide Waiver of Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This waiver allows local educational agencies (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program to submit a request to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) extending the deadline to complete their first LSWP triennial assessment from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

LEAs requesting the deadline extension would then be required to complete their second triennial assessment by June 30, 2025. LEAs wishing to accept this new deadline must submit a waiver application by June 30, 2021. The LSWP triennial assessment extension waiver application is at
Through the federal Summer Food Program and Seamless Summer Option, school districts can make sure kids and teens have nutritious meals during the summer break. To find a location near you, call 2-1-1 or text FOOD (for English) or COMIDA (para Espanol) to 877-877 (No Kid Hungry).
Visit the California Department of Education (CDE) website for a list of summer meal service sites. To access the location service sites, you may also use the CA Meals for Kids app on your mobile device. Download instructions can be found here (Apple, Google and Microsoft). 

Summer Social Emotional Learning Challenge

There’s never been a more important time to focus on kids’ emotional health, so join Action for Healthy Kids for a “Summer SEL Challenge.” 

Starting July 5, you'll receive a weekly list of themed, family-friendly activities to help boost kids’ social-emotional learning and build healthy habits. Each of the four weeks will also contain a pay-it-forward activity to spread support and kindness throughout your community. Register here to participate!


U.S. Soccer Foundation Resources

The U.S. Soccer Foundation is partnering with school districts to boost Physical Education (P.E.).   Beginning in Fall 2021, the Foundation is launching a brand new P.E. soccer curriculum that combines the sport your students love with Health and SEL education.  Partnering districts will be provided with Professional Development for P.E. Teachers and equipment packages. 

This new program follows the Foundation’s recent release of activities for Physical Education (P.E.).  Activities are designed for virtual and socially distant learning and are available for download on the Foundation's website. To learn more, contact Michael Vaughan-Cherubin at

Webinar: Maintaining Local School Wellness Relevancy

In September 2020, the Health Education Council hosted a Sacramento School Wellness Summit engaging school & district staff and stakeholders to advance a culture of health and wellbeing in K-12 schools.

Tune in to a recorded session
In the Know: Maintaining Local School Wellness Relevancy in 2020-2021, highlighting why school wellness and policy remains relevant in times of a public health crisis. A panel of guest speakers focus on Mental Health, Nutrition and Food Access, and Physical Activity. 

Speakers include

Share with us how you are staying healthy this summer?   

Why are you making healthy choices where you live, learn and play? Share your story, pictures and follow the conversation at #winningatwellness. Why are you making healthy choices where you live, learn and play? Share your story, pictures and follow the conversation at #winningatwellness.
The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative brings together state leaders committed to supporting schools in creating and implementing strong wellness policies. Visit us at, read our last newsletter and follow us on Twitter @CALSWP and Instagram @CASchoolWellness. #winningatwellness
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