Development and Implementation

Administration

Explore these resources when preparing to draft your local school wellness policy, and revisit them when putting the policy to action.



Local School Wellness Policy Requirements

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.


Coordinated School Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Adolescent and School Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Make a Difference at Your School (PDF | 1.7 MB)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Highlights CDC and partner resources to help you implement strategies to prevent obesity among children and adolescents. Follow these 10 strategies to help your school prevent obesity by promoting physical activity and healthy eating.


Wellness Policy Tool

Action for Healthy Kids.

This tool is intended to help anyone involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating wellness policies by providing practical guidance and how-to information about the wellness policy process.


Policy in Action: A Guide to Implementing Your Local School Wellness Policy

California Project LEAN.

This user-friendly guide is designed to serve as a road map for implementing school nutrition and physical activity policies, including local wellness policies. The guide includes helpful hand-outs to develop your plan of action for implementing your policy.


School Food and Physical Activity Environment Fact Sheets

California Project LEAN.

These fact sheets will provide you with an overview of school food and physical activity policy challenges and opportunities, such as classroom messages, marketing in schools, fundraising in school, and the school environment.


Healthy Schools Program

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.


Policy and Systems Tool Kit

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.


Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: Nutrition and Physical Activity

National Association of State Boards of Education

There are three guides that contain recent scientific data, analysis, examples of state and local best practices, and evidence-based model policies that can be adapted by schools, districts, and states. The guides also cover a wide array of topics related to nutrition and physical activity.