Background Information

Wellness Policy Steps

The first step in developing a local school wellness policy is to figure out what you need to do, why, and how.



Proposed Rule: Local School Wellness Policy

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Check out this webpage for a copy of the proposed rule (published 2/26/14), a short summary of the proposed rule, and a direct link to comment on the rule by April 28, 2014.


Local Wellness Policy Overview

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.


Requirements

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.


Overview and Action Steps (PDF | 1.31 MB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.


Local School Wellness Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Local School Wellness Policies: Where Do They Stand and What Can You Do?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bridging the Gap.

This research brief provides an overview of wellness policies across school districts nationwide. Use this brief to identify areas of opportunity within your school to strengthen various wellness policy components.


Creating Supportive School Nutrition Environments

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bridging the Gap.

This research brief provides an overview of steps school districts nationwide have taken to create supportive nutrition environments through policy change. Get ideas for your own school here.