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CREATE A Healthy Classroom
Learn new ways to support your students' academic success. Visit Create a Healthy Classroom.

Plan to Visit a Farmers' Market
View schedule of San Francisco Farmers' Markets

Staff Healthy Food and Beverage Guidelines
Choosing healthier food and beverage options begins in our workplace. Follow these guidelines for meetings and events including: fresh fruits and veggies, "spa water", and physical activity breaks. Questions? Contact Mark Elkin at (415) 242-2615 ext. 3217 or

Wellness Policy in Action!

Listen to how Principal Emmanuel Stewart from Carver Elementary School has put SFUSD's Wellness Policy into action. Listen now at Soundcloud! 

See what students and staff are saying about SFUSD's Wellness Policy in this new video!  

Nutrition and Physical education materials
There is a Nutrition and Physical educationResource Tub at your elementary school site full of nutrition education and physical activity promotion materials. Ask your Health Advocate or principal where the resource tub is located. Read story for more information | Download materials list (pdf).

PartyHealthy Party Ideas Leave the candy and sugary snacks out of the classroom and teach students and parents/caregivers about the importance of healthy snacks and being physically active. Healthy party resources.


Wellness Champion MUNI Bus Campaign
SFUSD Wellness Champions were recognized on SF MUNI buses with MUNI Bus Campaign posters honoring Mr. Emmanuel Stewart at Dr. Carver ES and the Nutrition Outreach Workers at Willie Brown MS. Read full story with photos.

FITNESSGRAM Data 2015-16 FITNESSGRAM data for SFUSD students is now posted in our Get the Facts section. See how they did.

Know Families that Need Extra Support
Dial 2-1-1 to access hundreds of community services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all in multiple languages. Visit theDial 211 website for more information.

Reach Families Throughout the Year
Looking for ideas and links to connect with families? Download this helpful document: Reach Families Throughout the Year (pdf)

Archived News 2016-2018

Nutrition Awareness MONTH
March’s Student, Family & Community Support Department theme focuses on promoting the SFUSD Wellness Policy and providing nutrition education lessons in the prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Schools can encourage healthier eating by sponsoring activities that promote a diet which includes colorful fruits & vegetables, nutrient-rich foods and water, while limiting foods that are high in fat, salt and added sugars, such as soda, chips and candy. Read WAD for more information and ideas.

Marshall NOWs Highlighted in School Lunch News Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW's) at Thurgood Marshall High School , Nancy and Kevin are featured SFUSD's School Nutrition Services Newsletter - What's For Lunch? Read the SNS newsletter/article.

Attend a Food & Fitness Advisory Committee Meeting The vision of the Food and Fitness Advisory Committee (FFC) is that SFUSD students have healthy appetizing school food and regular physical activity; and know why these are important for their wellbeing, their ability to learn, and their environment. Attend a meeting and contribute to the revisions of the SFUSD Wellness Policy and more. Monthly meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and are open to the public. Find meeting dates, agendas and more.

"Pick Me!" Fruit and Veggie Artwork is Riding the Public Buses Learn about the contest and celebrations; view the winning artwork.

Visit this interactive site to help you choose the correct foods and their amounts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2014-15 FITNESSGRAM data for SFUSD students is now posted in our Get the Facts section. See how they did.


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