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Wellness Policy

In June 2017, the Jeffco Board of Education adopted a new federally-required Local Wellness Policy.

This policy impacts health and wellness in Jeffco Schools, with specific improvements to nutrition standards related to marketing, and foods offered (not sold) to students.

View the District Wellness Policy here

In summary, the new standards include:

  • Holiday Celebrations- Offer at least half "healthier" food options (using the district definition of healthier or your one customized by your school).

  • Birthdays- Starting in SY 2018/19, birthday recognition/celebrations should not include shared food (e.g. food brought in by families for students to share).

  • Rewards- Do not offer food as a reward for behavior or academic performance, unless approved as a need by school leadership.

  • Fundraising-Schools should conduct fundraisers with non-food or healthy food.  Three exemptions are allowed annually.  All food fundraisers must be submitted to Food and Nutrition Services. 

Jeffco Public Schools - Wellness Policy Guidelines

A resource for what is required by policy and what is strongly encouraged in order to improve health and wellness in PK-12 schools. These topics address federal and state laws, as well as district policies.

School Level Wellness Policy Supports

A resource for sample language and implementation tips

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