Review your state requirements and district policy to see if it meets the requirements of the Final Rule: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Download the Alliance’s Model Wellness Policy template to use as your guide to start making revisions to your policy.
Assess the Approval Process
Each school system is unique so it’s important to understand your local school board’s approval process. Reach out to your board members and identify their goals, attend a board meeting to see how they work, and then move quickly. Ask to be included on the next school board meeting agenda.
Get approval and adopt the revisions, ensuring that all who are impacted by the changes to your policy are involved in the process.
Once you’ve completed all five steps to refresh your policy, you’re ready to put your policy to practice!
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.
We offer virtual trainings, curricula and online communities to support school leaders.
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