School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children’s Health Eight Years after the Federal Mandate

This report provides a strong rationale for why the CHSC grant focuses on school wellness policy components. The report also includes recommendations for policy opportunities that align nicely with the grant strategies.

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Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents: What Changes are Needed to Promote Healthy Eating Habits?

The impact of marketing is discussed in this research brief from Healthy Eating Research on what foods and beverages children consume. It includes data about food and beverage marketing venues and methods and examines limiting marketing exposure and other potential solutions to reduce childhood obesity.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: School and Local Government Collaborations

The Local Government Commission and the Cities, Counties, and Schools Partnership produced this fact sheet in April 2007 showing how collaborative efforts between government officials and schools can join forces to reduce childhood obesity. It provides research resources and eight specific examples of policies (some of which are safe routes to schools initiatives), join use agreement, community garden programs, and fast food zoning policies.

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District Policy Restricting the Advertising of Food and Beverages Not Permitted to be Sold on School Grounds

The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created this sample policy in February 2009 to restrict advertising of food and beverages on school grounds. This document serves as an example policy that includes the purpose and goals, appropriate policy language, and key definitions.

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School Wellness Policy and Practice: Meeting the Needs of Low-Income Students

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) developed this guide in February 2006 for parents, school community leaders, and anti-hunger advocates addressing nutrition needs specifically for low-income students. The guide contains sample programs, policies, and key research to develop school wellness policies that meet the needs of vulnerable students.

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Healthy School Food Policies: A Checklist

With the help of health and community activists, legislators, parents, and school officials, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute developed this extensive checklist in June 2005. The checklist covers the school environment, quality, and educational opportunities regarding food, using reliable sources, for school administrators to replicate within their own organizations.

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National PTA

National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, businesses and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. The goal of PTA’s health and safety programming is to be a resource for PTA leaders in partnering with schools to create safe environments that encourage healthy, safe choices and social and emotional support for all students.

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Berkeley Media Studies Group

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding advocates’ ability to improve the systems and structures that determine health. Through research, BMSG learns how the media characterizes health issues and is able to help advocates harness lessons from the research to develop the skills needed to shape media coverage.

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