Schools can make a major impact in the health of their students and staff. Our school benchmarks are centered on a campus-wide tobacco-free policy and a school wellness program that includes physical activity and nutrition components for both students and staff. The foundational elements of a good school wellness program are:
- Establishing a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)/wellness committee
- Completing an assessment of your school health environment
- Creating and implementing a school wellness policy
To learn more about the benchmarks for School WellSpots and to get your school moving Well-Ahead, take the school assessment.
School WellSpot Benchmarks
All school WellSpots must be designated as tobacco-free locations and have an established SHAC or wellness committee. In addition to these two wellness benchmarks, schools may meet additional benchmarks to achieve the desired level of designation.