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Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Tools and Resources

Resource type
Training and Outreach

Use these local school wellness policy tools and resources to bring your school community together to create strong school environments that support students’ growth, learning, and well-being.

Local School Wellness Policy Refresh! Infographic
Local School Wellness Policy Refresh! Infographic    
illustration of local school wellness team members
School Nutrition Environment Quiz
Triennial Assessment Resources

Every local educational agency (LEA) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) must conduct an assessment of their wellness policy every three years, at a minimum. Find more information and resources at the websites below:

Model Wellness Policies
  • Model Local School Wellness Policy, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, was reviewed by FNS, and is compliant with the statutory requirements for local school wellness policies, as per the final regulation, “Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” This model wellness policy can be used by local educational agencies to help create their local school wellness policy and meet the minimum federal standards for local school wellness policy implementation.
  • WellSAT 3.0, developed by the UCONN Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health, is a wellness policy scoring tool to help you compare your written local school wellness policy to a model policy. It provides a quantitative score that identifies areas of excellence and opportunities to strengthen your written policy.
  • The Institute of Child Nutrition’s Child Nutrition Sharing Site provides additional model wellness policies.
Wellness Committee Resources
Additional Resources
Page updated: August 21, 2023