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Local School Wellness Policies and School Wellness

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in federal Child Nutrition programs to establish and implement, for all schools under its jurisdiction, local school wellness policies that meet minimum standards designed to promote sound nutrition, student health, reduce childhood obesity, and provide transparency to the public on the school nutrition environment.  This website is dedicated to helping local educational agencies find the resources they need to meet recommendations in these areas. 

Local School Wellness Policies

  • Model Wellness Policies

    • Sample Model Wellness Policies - USDA FNS
    • Sample Colorado Model Wellness Policies
    • Sample Partner Model Wellness Policies
  • USDA Resources

    • Final Rule
    • Current Requirements
    • Technical Assistance
    • Local Process
    • Implementation Tools and Resources
    • Administrative Review Process
    • Funding A Wellness Policy
    • Collaborators' Joint Statement
  • Wellness Policy Elements

    • Nutrition Education
    • Nutrition Promotion
    • Physical Activity
    • All Foods Available on Campus
    • Other School Based Activities - USDA FNS
    • Food and Beverage Marketing

  • Wellness Policy Assessment Tools

    • Assess your Local School Wellness Policy
    • Assess Implementation of your Local School Wellness Policy
    • Assess the state of wellness in your school
    • Reporting to the Public
  • Wellness Policy Toolkits

    • Local School Wellness Policy Process - USDA FNS
    • Wellness Policy Tools  - Partners
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School Wellness

  • Best Practices

    • Healthy Celebrations
    • Healthy Fundraisers
    • Healthy Rewards
    • Health and Wellness Fairs
    • Reduce Food Waste
    • Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
    • Adequate Time to Eat
    • Recess Before Lunch
    • Wellness Policy Implementation





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