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Maryland School Wellness

Welcome to the website for the Maryland School Wellness Partnership!  We are an academic-government partnership that aims to enhance opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity for Maryland students by helping schools and school systems create and implement strong and comprehensive written wellness policies.  Our core partners include:

Maryland School Wellness Partnership LogoUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine

Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

University of Maryland Extension

We believe in using strong science to advance school wellness.  We utilize valid and reliable assessment methods and implement/recommend evidence-based approaches for all children to grow and learn in health-promoting school environments.

On this website, you will find

  • Information about our ongoing collaborative research projects 
  • Key findings and evidence-based recommendations
  • Resources and materials for school systems and schools 

In addition to our work in Maryland, we collaborate with school wellness experts from around the country through working groups focused on wellness policy implementation and the evaluation of health-promoting environments in schools. We hope that this website will be useful for our fellow academic and government colleagues, school systems/districts and schools as well as parents and students striving to build health promoting school environments.