Local Wellness Policies set nutrition guidelines for foods available on campus during the school day, as well as goals for school meal program participation, nutrition education, and physical activity. Experts consider D.C. Public School’s Local Wellness Policy to be one of the strongest in the country.

See the District’s Local Wellness Policy Guide.

Just like D.C. Public Schools, D.C.’s charter schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to have a Local Wellness Policy on file. In the District, many charter schools have chosen to adopt the DCPS policy. If you would like to see a copy of your charter school’s Local Wellness Policy, please contact the school directly.