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School Wellness

The Cambridge Public Schools' Wellness Policy promotes health-focused food choices, increased physical activity, and overall student wellness. The following handouts highlight how school administration, faculty, and families can support the CPS Wellness Policy and contribute to creating a healthy school environment.

Ideas for healthy birthday celebrations, creative non-food rewards, and alternative school fundraising ideas, tips, and suggestions are also provided.

School Wellness Policy Highlights

Tips for Creating Healthy Schools

All Massachusetts public school districts are required to have a wellness policy under state and federal law.


Updated on October 4, 2018


If you have questions about the CPS School Wellness Policy, contact Dawn Olcott at 617-665-3809 or dolcott@challiance.org

CPS Wellness Policy 
Guidelines & Prodedures 


Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
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