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California Collaborative

Local School Wellness

We inspire school communities to take their wellness policies from paper to practice.

The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative brings together state leaders committed to improving student wellness and academic success.


We inspire school communities to take their wellness policies from paper to practice.


We are a catalyst for school communities and stakeholders to implement highly effective local school wellness policies in California schools to support student health and academic achievement.

Collaborative Goals

To build broad support for local school wellness policy implementation among schools, after school programs, health departments, elected officials and community stakeholders.

Assist districts in revising their policies to meet Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act/Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requirements and strengthening their skills and commitment to implement local priorities and monitor adopted local school wellness policies.

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Resources to Activate Your Local School Wellness Policy

Establish a Successful Wellness Team

Assess the Quality of a District Policy

Find Spending Flexibility with the Local Control Funding Formula

Get Moving With Sample Action Plans and Model Policies

Collaborative Newsletter

2020 Issues

2019 Issues


Spotlight on Wellness

Join Us In Inspiring Healthy School Communities

Share why you make healthy choices where you live, learn and play. Follow the conversation at #winningatwellness and tag us in your posts on Instagram and Twitter so we can share your story! Send us an email if you'd like hard copies of this resource or simply download the template.

Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence

This report, by Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center, September 2017, provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence and discusses the implications for state and local action.

Hear From the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative

Learn more about the work and why it's important to us. Meet a few of our members: Ashley RosalesAdoni MackHeather Reed and Shannan Young

State ESSA Plans Support Student Health and Wellness

Implementation of ESSA provides a number of policy levers for promoting healthy schools and student wellness. ESSA Implementation: Key Opportunities to Support Health and Wellness summarizes Healthy Schools Campaign's analysis of those opportunities. This document focuses on supporting advocates who are interested in working with state-level policymakers to develop state ESSA plans, and provides practical resources and emphasizes several key areas with the greatest potential impact on student health.

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