Wellness Policies

What is a Wellness Policy?

Any school district that participates in the National School Lunch Program is required to have a Local Wellness Policy. Wellness Policies address aspects of wellness for the whole child, with emphasis on the promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.

Wellness Policies apply to all schools in the district. It’s up to individual schools to carry out the policy. Many schools have Wellness Teams tasked with overseeing implementation of the Wellness Policy at the school. The Maryland Teacher Toolkit is an essential resource for Wellness Teams helping improve their school’s compliance with the Wellness Policy.


Take action to help your school Wellness Policy: