Healthy Schools

‚ÄčHealthy Schools create an environment that promotes and sustains the health of students, parents, staff and community, which in turn positively impacts attendance, behavior and academic achievement.   

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model combines and builds on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.  

Learn more about this collaborative approach to learning and health.






10/22/15 Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Achievement Workshop 

Tools and Resources

 Agenda and Contact Information for Presenters

Presentation Slides

Local School Wellness Policy 101:

Summary of Proposed Rules

Comparison Chart of Requirements: 2004 vs. 2010

Guidelines for Implementation Areas

Progress Checklist for the Administrative Review

Resource List

Policy Evaluation Checklist

Summary of Survey Key Findings

Policy Samples and Templates: 

CSBA Sample Board Policy

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Model Policy

Torrance USD Wellness Policy

LSWP Wellness Council Guide

LSWP Committee Stakeholders

Wellness Policy Clearing Houses:

San Diego County Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative

Dairy Council of California

Sample Action Plans:

CDE Sample Action Plans

Sample Plan for Physical Activity

Sample Plan for Smarter Lunchrooms

Sample Plan for Nutrition Education

School Mental Health Resources


School Site Level Implementation: Roadmaps to assessment, action and recognition

Both resources allow for online access to the School Health Index (SHI) assessment tool with auto generated action plans and links to national awards 

Action for Healthy Kids: Game On

Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Schools Program  

2015 National Awards:

The Healthy Schools Program (HSP), an initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC), administered by USDA, both recognize schools that make healthy changes in the school environment.  Learn more.