Local Wellness Policy Resources

What is a Local Wellness Policy?

Every school or Local Education Agency participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) must establish a local school wellness policy(LWP).  The resources on this page can help schools, parents and community members develop and follow LWPs which provide:
    • Goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity and other school based activities that promote student wellness
    • Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on each school campus during the school day

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Local Welless Policies: Where Do They Stand and What Can You Do?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit

Source: USDA

Local Wellness Policy Proposed Rule

Source: USDA

Local Wellness Policy Requirements

Source: USDA

Marketing and Promotion of Foods and Beverages at School

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Model Wellness Policy

Source: Alliance Healthier Generation

Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Councils

Source: American Cancer Society

Putting Local School Wellness Policies into Action: Stories from School Districts and Schools

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Wellness Committee Toolkit

Source: Alliance Healthier Generation

SHAC Guide

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

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