School wellness policies lead to long-term school health
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.
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.
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.
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.