Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 2013. School wellness committee toolkit. New York, NY: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 23 pp.
Annotation: This guide was created as a resource for school wellness committees (SWCs) to convene, plan, and implement their action plans. Contents include information on how to use the toolkit, what a SWC is, frequently asked questions, roles and responsibilities, talking points for schools (why health?), and a framework of best practices criteria. Additional contents include guidance on who should join the SWC, considerations for SWC members, involving students and families, talking points about the Healthy Schools Program, a sample invitation letter, making decisions, how to keep SWCs active and effective, support and matrix for success, role of the facilitator, managing difficult behavior in groups, creating group norms, and communication strategies.
Contact: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, c/o The Clinton Foundation, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (888) KID-HLTH E-mail: info@HealthierGeneration.org Web Site: https://www.healthiergeneration.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Advisory committees, Decision making, Facilitated communication, Policy development, Program development, Program planning, Role, School health, School health programs, Schools