Wellness Policies

Supporting a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment

RESOURCES

Local Wellness Policy Requirement
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy.html
Resources from USDA, HHS and CDC to assist school divisions in formulating a local wellness policy by the beginning of SY 2006-2007. See Supt. Reg. Memo #7, May 20, 2005 for details.

USDA’s Team Nutrition
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Join/index.htm
Resources for improving children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits. Is your school a Team Nutrition school; if not, apply now.

Changing the Scene
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/changing.html
This USDA Team Nutrition toolkit helps local stakeholders to partner to improve the entire nutrition environment in schools.

Virginia Action for Healthy Kids
http://www.ext.vt.edu/actionforhealthykids/resources.html
A nationwide initiative committed to improving the health of youth; the Web site provides a Curriculum Resource Guide for Nutrition & Physical Activity aligned with the 2001 Virginia SOL.

Health Smart Virginia
http://healthsmartva.pwnet.org/
Provides resources for Virginia educators to support the health education SOL.

The Governor’s Award for Nutrition and Physical Activity
http://www.vipnet.org/doe/login.html
Go for the Gold to be recognized as a school that is taking steps to address child and adolescent overweight. Complete the online scorecard and receive feedback on how your school rates in physical activity and nutrition.

USDA School Breakfast Tool Kit
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/breakfast/toolkit/Default.htm
Healthy Eating Helps You Make the Grade. Comprehensive resource that addresses participation, alternate ways to serve breakfast, student surveys and other resources.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
http://www.cspinet.org/schoolfoods
Site has policy suggestions

School Nutrition Association
http://www.schoolnutrition.org
Site has information and recipes

Chesapeake Public Schools
http://www.cps.k12.va.us
Site has school lunches and nutritional information on items.

CHAMPION Website
http://www.vahealth.org/wic/champion.htm
Site has information on Virginia's CHAMPION Program

Joint Report of Virginia's Board of Health and Education Sub-Committee
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/reports/boe_boh.pdf

Healthy Virginians
http://www.healthyvirginians.virginia.gov
Site has information on Virginia's efforts, etc.

Action For Healthy Kids
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org
Site has information for helping develop local Wellness Policies, etc.

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
http://www.healthinschools.org
A site run by George Washington University with useful information, links, etc.

Healthier and Tastier School Lunches
http://www.teachingdegree.org/2012/10/22/healthier-tastier-school-lunches/

FoodandHealth.communications
http://www.foodandhealth.com
Commercial site with assorted items

Fuel Up to Play 60
http://www.futp60.com/

Sample School Wellness Policies
http://schoolwellnesspolicies.org
Sample wellness policies with input from different groups

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
http://www.southeastdairy.org/

Walk Smart
http://www.walksmartvirginia.com/
Website for selected grades in Virginia's Public Schools

Healthier US
http://www.healthierus.com
Federal site with many links

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov
Federal site with help

Virginia's Healthy Communities
http://www.vahealthycommunities.com
Site with information and many links

Coca-Cola's Website
http://www.cokecce.com
Has "Model Guidelines for School Beverage Partnerships" and other items

PepsiCo's Health is Power Initiative
http://www.healthispower.net
http://www.smartspot.com
http://www.pepsico.com

Has "Health is Power School Resource Guide" and other items

Learning in Motion: Movement activities to promote mastery of the Virginia Standards of Learning
http://www.longwood.edu/staff/colvinay/learning_in_motion_by_grade_subect.htm

Staying Active: An Exercise Guide for Kids
http://www.tripbuzz.com/exercise-guide-for-kids

Healthy Guide for Kids
http://www.frederick-dentist.com/healthy-guide-for-kids/