Healthy Kids Act Impacts Iowa Schools

In May of 2008, the Iowa Healthy Kids Act was signed into law by Governor Culver. This law will affect Iowa’s K-12 schools in the following ways:

  • Established nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold or provided on school grounds during the school day. Effective July 1, 2010.
  • Requires school districts 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.
  • Requires every student to complete a course that leads to certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (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 contract with a licensed dietitian. Effective July 1, 2009

The Healthy Kids Act was developed to help children develop healthy eating habits, to promote active lifestyles, and to provide students with a solid foundation for a better future. For more information on this law, please visit the Iowa Department of Education’s Healthy Kids Act web site by clicking the graphic link below.

Iowa Department of Education Healthy Kids Act

Mission Statement

The Atlantic Community School District will prepare all learners to be creative, innovative and productive citizens by providing diverse opportunities to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge in a positive, disciplined and challenging environment.


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It is the policy of the Atlantic Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by the Atlantic Community School District, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator – Josh Rasmussen, at Atlantic CSD, 1100 Linn Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, phone 712-243-4252, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661 Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email: