Local School Wellness Policy ProcessBackground Information
The first step in developing a local school wellness policy is to figure out what you need to do, why, and how.
The Case for Wellness Policies
Explore these resources to understand why wellness policies are so important in promoting student health and wellness.
Assembling the Team
Build your wellness policy team and involve a variety of people in policy development, implementation, and 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.
Development and Implementation
Explore these resources when preparing to draft your local school wellness policy, and revisit them when putting the policy to action.
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.
Assessment (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Refer to these resources for monitoring implementation and measuring the impact of your local school wellness policy.
Reporting to the Public
Inform and update the public about the content and implementation of the local school wellness policies.
Share Your Story
Be sure to share your implementation strategies, stories, and successes with your school community, as well as with your peers.