Local School Wellness Policy

Wellness policies for healthier schoolsSince 2006, federal law has required all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to adopt a local school wellness policy. This requirement reflects the essential role schools play in promoting student health and fostering lifelong healthy habits in children. 

Wellness policies are written documents that outline how school districts plan to help kids eat well, be physically active, and lead healthier lives. School wellness policies set nutrition standards for all foods and beverages available on campus and define benchmarks for physical activity and physical education. They also provide guidelines for nutrition promotion, nutrition education, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness. Beyond meeting these legal requirements, school wellness policies provide a platform for developing a comprehensive and coordinated strategy for improving student health. 

ChangeLab Solutions has developed specific tools to help school districts strengthen their wellness policies and promote student health. We have also compiled a list of useful resources and publications that address various issues related to local school wellness policies. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, contact us to learn more. 

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Wellness policies for healthier schools