School Wellness

  • Local Wellness Policy 

    The Local Wellness Policy (LWP) is intended to guide a school district's efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students' health, well-being, and ability to learn.  All schools that participate in USDA's Child Nutrition Programs are required to have a written wellness policy in addition to: 

    - Goals for nutrition promotion & education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote wellness 

    - Nutrition standards and guidelines for all foods and beverages sold, served, or marketed to students 

    - Establishing a Local Wellness Policy Committee to oversee implementation at the school level 

    - Assess compliance with the LWP requirements on a triennial basis 

    Local Wellness Policy Committee 

    The purpose of this committee is to contribute to academic success by creating a healthy school environment. The committee is currently working on the following objectives:

    - Create awareness about the federally required LWP

    - Develop best practices for implementation of the policy at the school level 

    - Build connections within the organization in regards to the wellness culture 

    - Strengthen partnerships amongst all stakeholders

    All stakeholders are welcome to participate in this committee. This includes parents, students, members of the Child Nutrition & Wellness Department, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, and school administrators. Participants are responsible for communicating best practices at the site level, being a resource for implementation of the policy, developing best practices to improve student wellness, and assisting with the triennial evaluation criteria. If you are interested in participating, please email Britni OConnell at boconnell@creightonschools.org

    Resources

    - Creighton School District's Local Wellness Policy