Policy Clearinghouse


Everyday the food and physical activity choices people make are influenced by actions taken at the federal, state, and local levels. Policy and planning decisions set the groundwork for everything from neighborhood walkability to school food. Healthy environments are founded in healthy policies.

The seven domains of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative recognize the unique roles they can play in ensuring the healthy choice is the easy choice in all places children and families live, work, play, worship, and learn. The policy clearinghouse highlights policies in each domain that make healthy eating and physical activity options more readily available in San Diego County. To review policies in each domain area, click on the links below.

Government


Local governments have established numerous policies to promote healthy living in San Diego County from healthy vending and concession policies to municipal wellness policies. Click on a link below to view a policy in a specific category area.

General Plan Elements
City of San Diego (Urban agriculture in the Conservation Element) PDF
Bicycle Master Plans
City of Carlsbad PDF
City of Chula Vista PDF
City of Coronado PDF
City of El Cajon PDF
City of Encinitas PDF
City of Escondido PDF
City of Imperial Beach PDF
City of La Mesa PDF
City of Lemon Grove PDF
City of Oceanside PDF
City of San Diego PDF
City of Santee PDF
San Diego County PDF
City of Solana Beach PDF
City of Vista PDF
Community Gardens
City of Chula Vista PDF
City of San Diego (sale of agricultural products) PDF
City of San Diego (zoning ordinances) PDF
Animal Husbandry
City of San Diego (bees) PDF
City of San Diego (chickens) PDF
City of San Diego (goats) PDF
Farmers Markets
City of San Diego PDF
Healthy Vending, Concessions and Procurement
CA State Government Food Procurement Policies and Practices
PDF (2016)
A Scan of State and Local Food Procurement Policies PDF (2016)
Healthy Food Procurement - Case Stories PDF (2016)
City of San Diego RFS Vending
PDF (2016)
City of Chula Vista PDF
County of San Diego PDF
City of Lemon Grove PDF
Wellness Policies
City of La Mesa PDF
Sample Nutrition Wellness Policy Language PDF
Regulations for Solicitors, Peddlers, and Interviewers
City of San Diego PDF
Lactation Policies
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) PDF
City of San Diego Lactation/Breastfeeding Accommodation Policy PDF
Lactation Room Template Sign PDF
Municipal Profiles
City of Carlsbad PDF
City of Chula Vista PDF
City of Coronado PDF
City of Del Mar PDF
City of El Cajon PDF
City of Encinitas PDF
City of Escondido PDF
City of Imperial Beach PDF
City of La Mesa PDF
City of Lemon Grove PDF
City of National City PDF
City of Oceanside PDF
City of Poway PDF
County of San Diego PDF
City of San Diego PDF
City of San Marcos PDF
City of Santee PDF
City of Solana Beach PDF
City of Vista PDF

Healthcare


The Initiative is currently seeking policies representative of this domain area (e.g., healthy procurement policies, worksite wellness policies, healthy vending policies). To submit a policy for possible inclusion in the clearinghouse, please contact us at 858.609.7964 or email.

Early Childhood


The Initiative is currently seeking policies in this domain area. To submit a policy for possible inclusion in the clearinghouse, please contact us at 858.609.7964 or email.

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Policies
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative Policy Template Word

Schools and After- School


Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP): A federal requirement for school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program starting in 2007. Requires a Wellness Council to develop, implement, monitor and report on goals for Nutrition Education, Physical Education, all foods and beverages available on campus and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.

Find out more about your district's Local School Wellness Policy by clicking on the appropriate district below.

School Wellness Policy Summaries
CSBA Wellness Policy Template Template
Model School Wellness Policy Policy
Wellness Policy Summary Brochure Template Template
CSBA Sample Board Policy - Lactation Accommodation For Students Policy (2016)
CSBA Sample Board Policy - Lactation Accommodation For Staff
Policy (2011)
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network California (ACS CAN) Menu of School-Based Wellness Policy Guidelines Policy Guidelines
Albert Einstein Elementary School Policy (2009)
Alpine Union School District Policy (2006)
Bonsall School District Policy (2013)
Borrego Springs Unified School District Policy (2014)
Cajon Valley Union School District Policy (2013) | Brochure
Cardiff School District Policy
Carlsbad Unified School District Policy (2014)
Chula Vista Elementary School District Policy (2012) | Brochure
Coronado Unified School District Policy (2016)
Dehesa School District Policy (2006)
Del Mar Union School District Policy (2014)
Encinitas Union School District Policy (2006) | Brochure
Escondido Union School District Policy (2014)
Escondido Union High School District Policy (2015)
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Policy (2013)
Fallbrook Union High School District Policy (2013) | Plan
Grossmont Union High School District Policy (2014)
High Tech High Schools Policy (2004)
Horton Elementary School Policy (2004)
Jamul-Dulzura School District Policy (2011)
Julian Union Elementary School District Policy (2011)
Julian Union High School District Policy (2012)
La Mesa - Spring Valley School District Policy (2013)
Lakeside Union School District Policy (2012)
Lemon Grove School District Policy (2013)
McGill School of Success Policy (2012)
Mt. Empire Unified School District Policy (2012)
National School District Policy (2013)
Oceanside School District Policy (2011)
Poway Unified School District Policy (2006) | Admin. Procedure
Ramona Unified School District Policy (2011)
Sample Nutrition Wellness Policy Language PDF
San Diego County Office of Education Policy (2016)
San Diego Unified School District Policy (2015) Framework
San Dieguito Union High School District Policy (2006)
San Marcos Unified School District Policy (2016)
San Pasqual Union School District Policy (2012)
San Ysidro Unified School District Policy (2014)
Santee Unified School District Policy (2010)Summary
Solana Beach Unified School District Policy (2011)
South Bay Union School District Policy (2013)
Spencer Valley School District Policy (2016)
Sweetwater Union High School District Policy (2017)
Vallecitos Union School District Policy (2010)
Valley Center - Pauma Unified School District Policy (2016)
Vista Unified School District Policy (2010)
Warner Unified School District Policy (2013)
Joint-Use Policies
Joint Use Gardens: Building Communities, Supporting Schools PDF
Let's Go Local:  Recommendations for Linking Locally Grown Food, School Gardens, and Joint-Use Agreements to School Wellness Policies PDF
Cajon Valley Union School District / San Diego Soccer Association, Inc. PDF
County of San Diego / Julian Union High School District PDF
Farmers' market shared between San Diego Unified School District and Mission Bay High School Alumni Association PDF
San Diego County School District Wellness Policy Attributes

The COI Schools and After-school domain partners work together to obtain wellness policies from school districts throughout San Diego County in order to identify examples of policy language related to 20+ coordinated school health topics.  Below are the coordinated school health topics which are examined, the districts that cover each topic, and the language that is used for each particular health topic.

If you know of a district policy that is not available below, please contact us.

 

Breakfast 30 policy examples
Communication of Policy 37 policy examples
Dental 19 policy examples
Electrolyte Replacement Beverages 21 policy examples
Food Additives 12 policy examples
Fundraising 39 policy examples
Gardens 13 policy examples
Joint-Use 24 policy examples
Lactation 4 policy examples
Local Food Sourcing 6 policy examples
Marketing 31 policy examples
Mental Health 16 policy examples
Monitoring/Evaluation of Policy 37 policy examples
Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) 40 policy examples
Outside Foods (Allergies, Food Safety) 30 policy examples
Preschools 10 policy examples
Recess Before Lunch 10 policy examples
Reporting of Policy 35 policy examples
Sodium 8 policy examples
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) 18 policy examples
Staff Role Modeling 33 policy examples
Staff Wellness 36 policy examples
Water Access/Filtration 30 policy examples
Whole Grains 16 policy examples

Community


Faith communities are adopting policies and practices that support healthy lifestyle changes among their members. Click on a link below to view a policy in a specific category area.

Faith-based Wellness Policies
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative Policy Template Word
Bayview Baptist Church Food Policy PDF
Gateway Community Church Wellness Policy PDF

Media


The Initiative is currently seeking policies in this domain area. To submit a policy for possible inclusion in the clearinghouse, please contact us at 858.609.7964 or email.

Business


The Initiative is currently seeking policies in this domain area. To submit a policy for possible inclusion in the clearinghouse, please contact us at 858.609.7964 or email.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • If today’s current trend continues, it is anticipated that 1 in 3 children born in the US after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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