Citywide Wellness Advisory Council

The New York City Department of Education Citywide Wellness Advisory Council periodically advises on and advocates for building public support for physical education, health education, food, nutrition, sustainability, and other interrelated wellness policies, programs and practices included in the NYC DOE Citywide Wellness Policy and in Wellness Policy annual reports.

The volunteer advisory council provides guidance to the DOE’s Office of School Wellness Programs on building stronger, quality health and physical education, and developing school communities that prioritize health and well-being and support these subject areas.

Similar to School Wellness Councils, the Citywide Wellness Advisory Council intends to represent all school levels (elementary and secondary schools). The council primarily should include parents and caregivers as well as students, physical education teachers, health education teachers, School Wellness Council champions, and other school health, mental health, social services, dining, and sustainability staff. 

The DOE plans to launch a new and more inclusive council in the 2022-2023 school year. If you are a parent or caregiver interested in providing feedback on the policy or potentially becoming a member of the DOE Citywide Wellness Advisory Council, email

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