The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) requires that each school district participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) complete an assessment of their local school wellness policy (LSWP) at least once every three years. The LEA's assessment must indicate:
- the extent to which schools are in compliance with the district policy;
- the extent to which the local wellness policy compares to model local school wellness policies; and
- the progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy.