Local School Wellness Policy Process

Wellness Policy diagram Background Information

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


Maps of Obesity Rates The Case for Wellness Policies

Explore these resources to understand why wellness policies are so important in promoting student health and wellness.


Chef conducting demo with students Assembling the Team

Build your wellness policy team and involve a variety of people in policy development, implementation, and assessment.


Woman using checklist Needs Assessment

Use these resources to determine what aspects of your local school wellness policy are working and what can be improved. Follow this important step before revising and implementing the policy.


Administration Development and Implementation

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


Family preparing a meal Build Awareness and Support

It takes a village! Use these resources to boost your wellness efforts through peer connections, funding opportunities, and tips for gaining support for the local school wellness policy. Reach out to key audiences and the School Board.


Children tasting fruits and vegetables Assessment (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Refer to these resources for monitoring implementation and measuring the impact of your local school wellness policy.


Report Reporting to the Public

Inform and update the public about the content and implementation of the local school wellness policies.


Chef presenting Share Your Story

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