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.
Schools who have received an award of any level through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation may use that award as documentation for the indicated benchmarks.