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Physical Activity Policies (Education Code, §28.004(k() (District Wellness Policy)

The legislation adds an emphasis on proper nutrition and exercise to health curriculum required for kindergarten through grade 12.  A school district shall publish in the student handbook and post on the district's Internet website, a statement of the policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school and junior high school students engage in a least 30 minutes per school day or 135 minutes per school week of physical activity; and a statement of the number of times during the preceding year the district's school health advisory council has met; whether the district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure that district campuses comply with agency vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines; and whether the district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that describe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school related events.

Immunization Awareness (Education Code, §38.019, as amended by HB 1059 (80th Legislature))

Texas Department of Health Services