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.
In January 2023, the DOE launched a new Citywide Wellness Advisory Council, composed of Community and Citywide Education Councils (CCEC) members from all five boroughs, which will advise the Office of School Wellness Programs as it collaborates with the Office of Food & Nutrition Services and other DOE offices to complete the federally mandated Triennial Review of the DOE Wellness Policy. To receive notifications and learn more about wellness-related school programs and practices, subscribe to School Wellness Weekly, follow us on Twitter, and visit the Connect With School Wellness Programs page.