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School Board Engagement

Fact Sheets
Research and Policy Briefs
Sample Policies  


Reaching School Board Members (English/Spanish)

This Guide is only available as a download.

This Guide utilizes multiple hours of feedback and discussion with California school board members, superintendents, school principals, and parents to help community groups create "win-win" situations when working on school district nutrition and physical activity issues.  The Guide helps readers convey their nutrition policy message effectively while at the same time helping school board members gain the information they need to create effective nutrition policies. 

Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide

This Guide is only available as a download.  Please visit the California School Boards Association website for updated materials.

Developed in collaboration with the California School Boards Association, this policy resource guide is designed for use by school board members and school administrators who want to positively affect the health of students. The guide, which was created based on feedback from school board members and superintendents, offers a step-by-step approach for creating a healthy school environment so students can practice healthy eating habits while at school.
The guide outlines the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning; addresses the nutritional and physical activity status of children and youth; highlights school districts that are successfully offering healthy foods and beverages; offers recommendations for comprehensive nutrition and physical activity policies and provides sample school district policies and tools. 

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Policy Briefs

These policy briefs identify the perceptions, barriers, and opportunties among School Board Member, State School Boards Associations, and Superintendents.  These briefs can assist School Board Member and School Administrators to implement quality school food and physical activity policies.

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 Sample Policies

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