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Wellness Policies

The wellness policy must include measurable goals for nutrition education, physical activity, food provided on school campus, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness. The goals set forth in the policy will establish regulations for a la carte foods, fundraisers, vending machines, classroom parties, and food used as rewards.

Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition Services responsible for oversite of school wellness policies. They have compiled resources and templates.

CDC Wellness Policy Resources are Series of Local Wellness Policy Briefs, highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies.