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School Health Councils/Wellness Committees

  • Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools and Communities: Developed by the Iowa Department of Health and American Cancer Society, this toolkit is for school health councils and includes meeting planners, implementation plans and resources.

  • The School Wellness Council Toolkit: Developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, this toolkit contains steps for starting a school wellness council including a sample agenda and other tools.

  • Effective School Health Advisory Councils: Developed by North Carolina Department of Education, this toolkit is for school health councils to conduct needs assessments, develop action plan, evaluate and fundraise and includes meeting planners and action plans.

  • Shaping NJ School Toolkit: Creating Healthy Active Schools: Developed by the New Jersey Department of Education, this is a toolkit with many evidence-based resources and best practices to help current and potential school wellness teams start their teams and promote nutrition and physical activity in school. Released June 2012, includes policy language addressing the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Also provides tools based on policy best practices such as walk to school, farm to school.