Nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to achieve their academic and physical potential. Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to creating a school culture that promotes and protects children's health, well being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
A wellness policy workgroup consisting of administrative staff, students, parents, community members, health and wellness professionals met to draft a policy addressing the creation of a healthy learning environment by providing nutrition education, physical education, physical activity and a variety of healthy food and beverage options.
In 2006, the Board of Education officially adopted a wellness policy supporting a school environment that provides opportunities for students to engage in healthy eating habits and physical activity and to provide instruction to support a healthy lifestyle.
POLICY Board of Education of Montgomery County: Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health adopted by resolution No. 203-06, April 20, 2006
REGULATION Montgomery County Public Schools: Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health adopted July 22, 2006, revised March 2, 2012
LETTER OF COMMENDATION from the Maryland State Department of Education addressing the MCPS Wellness Policy