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Healthy Out-of-School Time Wellness Policy Implementation Guide for Parks and Recreation Agencies

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A guide with real-life examples, best practices and steps to help agencies implement a wellness policy and create sustainable site changes

A wellness policy is a written document made of several policies and language that outline an agency’s dedication to children’s health and wellness that can be a strong foundation for a green schoolyards program. Some programs use policies to define the types of foods that can or can’t be consumed on premises, while others may set the requirement for minimum number of physical activity minutes during program hours. Many policies also focus on staff wellness to emphasize healthy role-modeling. Wellness policies come in many shapes and sizes, but clear language, scope and a plan for roll-out are vital to success and sustainability.

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National Park and Recreation Association
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