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.
Power Up! Curriculum (Grades 6-8) (2014-2015)
KSDE. Child Nutrition & Wellness.
Power Up is an 8-week health education program for middle school students in grades 6-8. This program encourages students to make healthier food choices, be physically active and to take an active role in their schools’ wellness policies. It also provides students with an opportunity to taste new, healthy foods and encourage positive self-esteem.
Model and Sample Policy Language
Explore these resources when preparing to draft your local school wellness policy, and revisit them when putting the policy to action.
Assessment (Needs Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation)
Refer to these resources to conduct your initial needs assessment 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.