Success Stories / Best Practices


View this collection of success stories and best practices to gain some inspiration and ideas for your school district.



Putting Local School Wellness Policies into Action: Stories from School Districts and Schools (PDF | 2.3 MB)

USDA . FNS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A compilation of 11 stories that provide examples of steps and strategies used to implement wellness policies, including activities in key areas such as improving school meals and increasing physical activity levels among students.


Making It Happen

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

This resource tells the stories of schools and school districts that have implemented innovative strategies to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages sold outside of Federal meal programs.


Controlling Junk Food and the Bottom Line: Case Studies of Schools Successfully Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages (PDF | 764 KB)

University of Illinois at Chicago. Institute for Health Research and Policy; Illinois Public Health Institute.

This resource presents case studies of schools that improved nutrition standards for their competitive food and beverages without significant negative financial impact.


Michigan Healthy Schools Success Stories

American Cancer Society; Michigan Action for Healthy Kids; Michigan Department of Community Health; Michigan Department of Education; Michigan State University Extension.

Review success stories submitted by Michigan schools and school districts on a variety of wellness issues.


Share Your Success Story

Be sure to share your implementation strategies, stories, and successes with your school community, as well as with your peers.