Local School Wellness Policy

A local school wellness policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency or school district's efforts to create supportive school nutrition and physical activity environments before-, during-, and after-school. All education agencies participating in federal Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, are required to develop and implement a wellness policy.

Effective wellness policies support a culture of health within a school community by establishing practices and procedures that make the healthy choice the easy choice for students, staff, and families.

Learn how Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program can help and get started below to refresh and implement your wellness policy. 

 

Put Policy into Practice

Learn how to properly implement your school wellness policy to support a healthy school environment

Refresh Your Policy

Learn how to update your school wellness policy to meet national standards and provide a strong foundation for health-promoting practices throughout your district