Expanding school wellness policies to encompass the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model

In this paper, we: (a) describe how written food, nutrition, and physical activity district and state policies were strengthened in the United States in response to specific concerns about childhood obesity; (b) present how schools have historically addressed policies concerning children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health; and (c) propose using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to strengthen the coordination and integration of school wellness policies. We conclude by describing recently developed tools to assist school districts in implementing the WSCC model.

Full citation: Schwartz, M. B., Chafouleas, S. M., & Koslouski, J. B. (2023). Expanding School Wellness Policies to Encompass the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community Model. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1090. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1143474