D.C. Healthy Schools Act

 

In May 2010, the D.C. Council passed the Healthy Schools Act, a landmark law designed to improve the health and wellness of students attending D.C. public and public charter schools. The Act took effect August 2010.

This website will introduce you to specific components of the act and resources to get your local schools involved.

Celebrate the Act’s impact on student health and wellness:

2013 – Progress on the D.C. Healthy Schools Act (pdf)
2012-2013 – Report on the Health, Wellness and Nutrition of Youth and Schools in the District of Columbia (pdf)
December 2012 – Report on the Health, Wellness and Nutrition of Youth and Schools in the District of Columbia (pdf)
January 2012 – DC Healthy Schools Act Year One Snapshot (pdf)

Check out the video below to see how the Act is transforming the school environment.

A special thank you to the American University and Kaiser Permanente for creating this video.