South Dakota Model Wellness Policy

South Dakota Model Wellness Policy (pdf)
South Dakota Model Wellness Policy (word)

All schools participating on the federally funded National School Lunch program are required to develop and implement wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. The wellness policy must address four components:

1.) Nutrition Education,
2.) Physical Activity,
3.) Other School Based Activities, and
4.) Nutrition Standards for All Foods Served.
The South Dakota Board of Education approved a model wellness policy as guidance for schools to follow. Training, technical assistance and resources are available to schools to assist them with assessing, improving and implementing local policy.

Useful Links:

CDC Healthy Youth
CDC School Health Policy
Good and Healthy South Dakota Schools
Wellsat – Wellness School Assessment Tool
Action for Healthy Kids – Wellness Policy Tool: Seven Steps to Success
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Wellness Policy Requirements
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Model Wellness Policy
School Health Index (SHI): A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide


Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453