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Local Wellness Policy 5 Years Later: Is It Making a Difference for Students in Low-Income, Rural Colorado Elementary Schools?

Description
Assesses 45 schools' environmental and policy changes resulting from implementation of a federally mandated program designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating, as a response to the childhood obesity epidemic. Looked at factors including number of minutes of recess per week, minutes of physical education, playground features, total number of fruit and vegetable offerings at meals, presence of a school health team, and familiarity with their district’s policy and related state or federal mandates.
Author(s)
Elaine S. Belansky, Nick Cutforth, Lynn Gilbert, et al.
Citation
Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date
11/2013
Type
Document
Tagged as
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Physical activity · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Colorado