Wellness Policy and Guidelines

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.

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. 

  • Rewards
  • Birthdays
  • Celebrations 
  • Snacks
  • Fundraising
  • Withholding Recess/PE

Review the Jeffco Healthy Schools Annual Report and required Wellness Policy Assessment here.

Wellness-Related District Policies (Located on Jeffco Board Docs)
Local Wellness Policy (Includes Celebrations, Rewards, Fundraising and Physical Activity)
Health Education (Overall, ATOD Education, and Sexual Health Education)
Tobacco (Staff and Students)
Alcohol and Drug (Staff and Students)
Bully Prevention
Jeffco's Bully Policy: Visit #lifewithouthate 

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