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Assess the Environment and Create a Plan

“The secret of change is to focus your energy not on the past which has gone, but to give new direction to your dreams.”

You’re making progress! You have your school health team in place from Step 1, and they’re excited about your goal: to improve your school nutrition and physical activity environment. Now you are you are ready to assess where you are, determine what your school needs, choose a focus, and create a plan for change. These are all things you can do with the tools in this section. After your team has completed an assessment it’s time to choose a focus based on your results and develop a plan for change. The three assessments featured in this section have built in tools to help you with that. As you develop your plan make sure to think about how everything fits together and will help you create and implement your Local Wellness Policy.