School Health and Wellness: Implications of State and Federal Legislation

We know healthy students learn better, but how do you get in front of school, district, and state leaders for vital education conversations?  The answer?  Become knowledgeable about the policies that impact school health.  Policy impacts districts, communities, schools, and classrooms, providing opportunities to institutionalize health.  There are many relevant federal and state policies, governing the education system, that include provisions aimed directly at improving equity, physical health, mental health, and safety in our nation’s schools.

This resource highlights those federal and state policies, statutes, and regulations that influence local school and district health and wellness policies and practices.


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