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Wellness Policy

This page is designed to help sponsors with their USDA mandated wellness policy

The Oregon Department of Education wants to recognize schools that take their district’s wellness policy and effectively implement the policy to promote student health and academic achievement by presenting an Oregon School Wellness Award. All Oregon schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are encouraged to apply. Click on the link below for more information.
  • Oregon School Wellness Awards
    Applications due: January 16, 2015

  • Resources to aid in wellness policy development

    • Team Nutrition External Link

    • USDA Team Nutrition - step by step information to form a team, assess, develop, market and adopt policy
    • CDC External Link

    • Centers for Disease Control Healthy Youth

    Resources to aid in the evaluation of wellness policies

    • WellSAT (Wellness School Assessment Tool)  External Link
      Online evaluation of school wellness policies that address nutrition education and promotion, physical activity/physical education, school meals and competitive foods

    Samples of policy language to use and adopt

    • Selected Sample Policy #1 PDF
      Selected Sample Policy #2 PDF
      Developed by the Oregon School Board Association(OSBA)
    • Model Policy PDF Document 

    • Developed by the Oregon Nutrition Policy Alliance
    • Action for Healthy Kids External Link
      Action for Healthy Kids: A non-profit organization formed to specifically address nutrition issues of youth program, curriculum, assessment
    • www.schoolwellnesspolicies.org/ External Link
      National Alliance for Nutrition & Activity (NANA)Model policies that include background information for use
    • Wellness Policy Statements PDF Document
      Oregon Wellness Policy Sample Statements for all required areas: nutrition education, nutrition guidelines, physical activity, reimbursable school meals, development and implementation and other school based activities. Samples are for 'basic,' 'advanced,' and 'exemplary'.
    • School Nutrition Association External Link
      Provides resources and information pertaining to all areas of child nutrition

    • Heidi Dupuis Email    (503) 947-5893
      Child Nutrition Program - Program Mgr, School Nutrition Programs

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