Wellness Policies

All school districts must develop and implement wellness policies to improve nutrition and physical activity in schools. This federal requirement provides a great opportunity. Join your district wellness committee and you can help write the policies addressing unhealthy food and beverage marketing, school food, and weight bias & bullying. Need more information about wellness policies? Check out these resources developed by the Yale Rudd Center: 

 

Rudd Center Report on Wellness Policies

Bridging the Gap & CDC Local School Wellness Policy Briefs

WellSAT wellness policy assessment tool

Model Wellness Policy

Action for Healthy Kids-Wellness Policy Tool