Wellness Policy

Published: 6/20/2017 1:41 PM

A local school wellness policy (“wellness policy”) is a written document that guides a local educational agency (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn.

Student Success through Wellness: A Guide to Wellness Policies in Kentucky 

The following free training opportunities are designed to support the guidebook by assisting district leadership teams in aligning federal and state reporting requirements.


Wednesday, June 28th


Monday, July 17th

KVEC (Hazard) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Thursday, July 20th

SESC Garland Building (London) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Thursday, July 27th

KEDC (Ashland) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Thursday, August 24th

Boone County Library (Burlington KY) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Tuesday, August 29th

Madisonville Community College (Madisonville) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Wednesday, August 30th

Barren River Health Dept (Bowling Green) - 10:00am-2:30pm

Click here to register

USDA Local School Wellness Policy Toolkit

New resources are now available to help school districts engage parents and school staff in Local School Wellness Policy efforts.  A Local School Wellness Policy is a written document that guides school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being and ability to learn.  It’s important for parents and school staff to be a part of this process so the wellness policy is representative of both the community and student’s needs.  

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Team Nutrition initiative has developed a free Local Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit​ that school districts and schools can customize to communicate information about their Local School Wellness Policy to parents and staff.  The kit includes:

  • A letter to the wellness coordinator;
  • Sample letter to school principals;
  • ​Informational flyers, in English and Spanish;
  • Presentations for parents and school staff;
  • Sample newsletter article; and
  • Social media posts and graphics.
Jamie Sparks
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-6470