Model and Sample Policy Language


Explore these resources when preparing to draft your local school wellness policy, and revisit them when putting the policy to action. You can also use these resources to compare your policy against model policies.



Model Local School Wellness Policy (DOC | 164 KB)

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

This Model Local School Wellness Policy has been thoroughly reviewed by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service and is in compliance with the statutory requirements for local school wellness policies, as per the final proposed 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.


Model Wellness Policy (September 2012)

South Dakota Board of Education.

Local agencies may choose to use the following model policies as written or revise them to meet local needs and reflect community priorities.


Alliance for a Healthier Generation Wellness Policies

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Guide on the wellness policy process that includes four steps to build, implement, evaluate, and communicate your wellness policy. Register your school to gain access to additional online tools, trainings, and recognition.


School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (2011)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Outlines 9 guidelines based on scientific evidence and best practices to prevent obesity in schools.


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