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School wellness policies often serve as the backbone of a healthy school community. They are written documents that guide schools and districts in their efforts to create and support healthy school environments. Schools that participate in federal Child Nutrition Programs such as the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are required to develop and implement a wellness policy.

Want to make healthy changes in your school or district? Start a wellness committee or team at your school to talk about the health and wellness of students and staff.

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Build an Effective School Wellness Policy

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation offers some helpful steps and resources to help you get started with forming a wellness committee and refreshing your school’s wellness policy.

See AHG’s Wellness Policy resources

Local School Wellness Policies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a wealth of resources about school wellness policies and how to put them into action.

See CDC’s Wellness Policy resources

Model School Wellness Policies

Looking to create, update, or implement a local school wellness policy for your school or district? Use this site as a template to guide you in the process.

Learn what makes a model school wellness policy

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