Put Policy into Practice

After you've updated your wellness policy, it's time to take action at the school level. This includes reviewing and evaluating your policy regularly to keep track of the goals you have successfully implemented and those that can still be improved. Follow the steps below to properly implement your school wellness policy.

 

4 Steps to Put Policy Into Practice

 

Step 1: Join Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program  

If you haven’t already, join Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program and assess your school using the Assessment.

 

Step 2: Develop an Action Plan to Monitor Progress 

An Action Plan can help you engage your school wellness committee and monitor your progress to ensure you're on target to meet your wellness policy goals. 

 

Step 3: Communicate and Build Support  

Your wellness policy provides the guidance staff and families need to support a healthy school environment. Use the Communication Checklist to help promote, educate, and build support with school staff, families, and the community for your wellness goals.  

 

Step 4: Connect to Resources and Support 
  • Visit the Wellness Policy Place to ask questions and provide solutions with administrators, school staff, schools board members, out-of-school time staff, etc. across the nation.   
  • Visit our Training Center to learn about online training opportunities that will support your school wellness policy implementation. 
  • Contact with our Member Engagement & Support Team to speak with an expert about your wellness priorities and receive individualized guidance.