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School policies can support healthy eating and physical activity. Such wellness policies are important components of a school’s efforts to promote the health and well-being of school children. The tools on this page will help you achieve your health and wellness goals for your school.
School Wellness Works! Toolkit (PDF) — Minnesota Department of Education — This toolkit provides guidance and resources to help schools move from policy to action to ensure student health continues to be a top priority for schools. For more information, visit School Nutrition Programs: Wellness.
School Wellness Policies — Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law — These sample school wellness policies fit in the Minnesota School Boards Association's model school wellness policy. See especially:
- Promoting Health in Minnesota Schools: Farm to School (PDF)
- Promoting Health in Minnesota Schools: School Gardens (PDF)
- Promoting Health in Minnesota Schools: School Health Councils (PDF)
- Going Beyond School Wellness Policies (PDF)
The Benefits of Farm to School (PDF) — National Farm to School Network — This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school to students, parents, schools, communities, and farmers.