Putting Policy into Practice

After your wellness committee has revised and strengthened your wellness policy, it is time to take action at a 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. By following the simple steps below, you can ensure your policy is being implemented. 

Step 1: Join the Healthy Schools Program  

If you haven’t already, join the Healthy Schools Program and Assess Your School using the School Health Index  

 

Step 2: Develop an Action Plan to Monitor Progress 

An Action plan can engage your school wellness committee and monitor your progress to ensure you are 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 our Customer Service Center to speak with a Member Engagement and Support Manager about your wellness priorities and receive individualized guidance. 

 

Step 5: Make implementation and reporting seamless using our Healthy Schools Program. 

 You’ve done all the hard work, now it’s time to share your results by evaluating your policy implementation and communicating your successes.  


Talk with Our Expert

Michelle Owens is our National Policy Advisor. By contacting her, you can ask questions, learn best practices and get started creating a healthier school environment.

Get to know Michelle | Connect with Michelle | @MichelleKOwens


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