Wellness Policy

Your local school wellness policy can be a useful tool to establish higher expectations and standards for the foods and beverages available in school. The information below is intended for parents, local educational agencies (LEA’s) and school districts looking to use wellness policies to support student health.

Develop and Implement Model School Wellness Policy Language for Water

All schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required by law to implement a school wellness policy. These policies are intended to help schools create and maintain a healthy environment for students, and must include goals and guidelines related to nutrition promotion and education. Incorporating language about water access and promotion into your school or district wellness policy will help support these broader efforts and sustain the positive changes you make as a part of your water program.

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