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Healthy Schools Act

The Healthy Schools Act of 2010, DC Official Code § 38-821.01 et seq., is a comprehensive piece of legislation that ensures District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), public charter schools, and participating private schools are a healthy place for all students. The Healthy Schools Act includes many health and nutrition requirements for District schools and agencies, including: nutrition and food-sourcing standards, local reimbursements, and public disclosure requirements for meals; requirements for vending, fundraising, and prizes in schools; programs for promoting farm-to-school, locally-grown, and sustainable agriculture practices; physical education and health education requirements and standards; the Environmental Literacy Program and school gardens program; and funding for school health-related grants. More information about this work is available in the links provided below:

The Healthy Schools Act also establishes policies and reporting requirements for District schools and agencies, including: The School Health Profiles, Local Wellness Policies, Healthy Schools Act Report, and the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission Report. More information about this work is available in the links provided below:

The Healthy Schools Act also establishes the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission. More information about the commission is available on the link provided below:

Service Contact: 
Healthy Schools Act Initiatives Team
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-7893
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
Sixth Floor
Service Location: 

1050 First Street, NE

GIS Address: 
1050 First Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002