Refresh Your Policy

Our Healthy Schools Program has been working with districts across the country since 2006 to create and implement strong wellness policies, guided by evidence-based best practices. Based on the USDA’s Final Rule, in collaboration with the USDA, we have created a Model Wellness Policy to make revising your district or school’s policy easier than ever. 

STEP 1:

Review your state requirements and district policy to see if it meets the requirements of thFinal Rule: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

 

STEP 2:

Use WellSAT 2.0 to determine where revisions are needed to strengthen the language in your policy. 

 

STEP 3:

Download the Healthier Generation's Model Wellness Policy  to use as your guide.

 

STEP 4:

Each school system is unique, so it’s important to understand your local school board’s approval processReach out to your board members and identify their goals, attend a board meeting to see “how it works” and then don’t waste time - get yourself on the next school board meeting agenda.  

 

STEP 5:

Get approval and adopt the revisions, ensuring that all who are impacted are involved.  

You’ve completed all 5 steps to Refresh Your Policy, Ready, Set, Go – 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.

Get to know Michelle | Connect with Michelle | @MichelleKOwens


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