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.
Needs AssessmentSchool Health Index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Changing the Scene Improvement Checklist (PDF | 384.63 KB)
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
Michigan Healthy School Action Tools
Michigan Team Nutrition. Michigan Department of Education.
School Health Policy Database
National Association of State Boards of Education
Use this Web site to see each State’s health-related policies and requirements (beyond USDA requirements) for competitive foods, school meals, wellness policies, physical activity, student services, health promoting environment, and more.
School Physical Activity Policy Assessment (S-PAPA) (2013) (PDF | 137.63 KB)
Active Living Research, a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The School Physical Activity Policy Assessment (S-PAPA) assesses physical activity policy related to physical education, recess, and other physical activity opportunities at elementary schools. This tool is useful for assessing PA policies in elementary schools.