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Live Healthy Iowa

The Live Healthy Iowa's Strut Your Pup Challenge starts 4/21 and Burst Your Thirst Challenge starts Jun 16. 

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Iowa's Healthy Kids Act PDF Print E-mail

The Healthy Kids Act was signed into law by Iowa Governor Culver on May 13, 2008. Specifically, the Healthy Kids Act:

  • Established nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold or provided on school grounds during the school day. Effective July 1, 2010.
  • Requires school district and accredited non-public schools to ensure every student in grades K-5 has 30 minutes per day of physical activity and every student in grades 6-12 has 120 minutes per week of physical activity. Effective July 1, 2009.
  • Required every student to complete a course that leads to certification in cardiopulmonary resusciatation (CPR) by the end of grade 12. Effective for the class of 2011-2012.
  • Requires Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs), or a consortium of two or more AEAs, to contrtact with a licensed dietitian. Effective July 1, 2009.

For more information and resources to assist in implementing the Healthy Kids Act into your school please visit the Iowa Department of Education's web site.

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