School Wellness Policies

Putting Local School Wellness Policies into Action: Stories from School Districts and Schools
January 2015
The CDC has compiled 11 stories that provide examples of steps and strategies used to implement wellness policies, including activities in key areas such as improving school meals and increasing physical activity levels among students.  For more information about Local School Wellness Policies click here.

The White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards
February 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announce proposed school wellness standards and roll out of breakfast and lunch programs for schools that serve low income communities.  Read more here.

School Nutrition Environment and Wellness Resources
January 2014
Looking for resources to help you implement your local school wellness policy and create a healthier school environment?  
Team Nutrition just launched a new website that consolidates school wellness resources in a way that will make them easier for you to find. Click here to view the website.

California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative
January 2014
The California Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Collaborative (CCS is a proud member) brings together state leaders committed to improving student wellness and academic success.  By leveraging their collective resources, the collaborative members are building a statewide infrastructure that supports schools in updating and implementing their Local School Wellness Policies. Learn more about the collaborative and it's goals here.

Dairy Council School Wellness Policies Site
The Dairy Council of California has published a resource that shares school wellness policies from across the state and assesses some of them using Nutrition Services Division’s new tool. Learn more from this site about what makes a strong wellness policy. Read More.