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SFUSD's Wellness Policy

SFUSD has a longstanding commitment to creating school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical fitness.  In April 2015, the Board of Education approved an updated wellness policy that was developed through a collaborative community process.  The Wellness Policy (P5167) meets all the provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), and provides all schools with a framework to actively promote the health and wellness of all students; it includes guidelines related to nutrition, nutrition education, food and beverage marketing, physical education  physical activity, and staff wellness.  

Highlights of the Updated Policy: 

·         School parties will be scheduled only after lunchtime.

·         A reiteration of the existing policy that no student shall be denied a school meal because of an inability to pay.

·         Withholding recess is not an option for dealing with behavioral issues. SFUSD will explore ways to phase out chocolate milk.

·         Sugar-sweetened beverages will not be sold or served to SFUSD students, staff or families at any time on any district property.

·         Schools will promote healthy food and beverage choices for all students throughout the school campus.

·         All vending machines on district property, including schools and central offices, shall adhere to SFUSD’s nutrition guidelines. Adult vending machines may contain unsweetened coffee or tea beverages.


The Wellness Policy is meant to inspire and empower a shift in culture that will increase healthy eating and physical activity among our students by creating environments that encourage and support healthy choices.  District officials expect some of these changes to take several years to complete.


Wellness Policy & Booklet

Check out our new Wellness Policy & Booklet in 3 different languages to see how you can be well and do well, too!  

Wellness Policy - English, Spanish, Chinese

Wellness Booklet - English, Spanish, Chinese

Wellness Booklet

To learn about how SFUSD is incorporating the Wellness Policy into our meal programs, please review our Nutrition Standards.

Application to Donate, Serve, or Sell Food or Beverages

The application form must be completed by any individual/vendor/community partner who wishes to donate, serve, or sell food and/or beverages to SFUSD students during the school day, i.e., from the time students arrive in the morning until 30 minutes after the end of the afterschool programs. This application form does not have to be completed for one time events, such as a student fundraiser, a school celebration, or a classroom party, nor does it have to be completed by parties who have an approved contract for services with SFUSD’s Student Nutrition Services.

 Click here to download the application to sell, donate or provide food or drinks to SFUSD students.