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Student Involvement in Wellness Policies: A Study of Pennsylvania Local Education Agencies

This paper examines student-involvement goals in local wellness policies by analyzing the characteristics of local education agencies (LEAs) in Pennsylvania. Researchers found that the majority of LEAs in Pennsylvania included policy goals that address student involvement in various activities related to wellness policy, food service and role modeling. LEAs with comprehensive and strong policies were More

Date: November 2010

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: School & After School

Lessons from Pennsylvania’s Mixed Response to Federal School Wellness Law

This article examines Pennsylvania’s response to the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004. The analysis reveals that improvements were made to the nutritional quality of a la carte food choices offered in conjunction with school meal programs, according to respondents. However, the implementation of wellness policies in Pennsylvania was More

Date: March 2010

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: School & After School

Statewide Assessment of Local Wellness Policies in Pennsylvania Public School Districts

This paper assesses Pennsylvania public school district local wellness policies, compares the policies to local wellness policy mandate requirements and provides information about the local wellness policy development process. Researchers found that all required school districts in the state established a local wellness policy and almost all (85.6%-100%) met each mandate requirement (e.g., included goals More

Date: September 2008

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: School & After School

Factors Associated with Successful Development and Implementation of School Wellness Policies

This project will be a natural experiment examining issues related to school wellness policy development and implementation, and changes in school nutrition environments as schools work to comply with the wellness policy mandate. The aims of this project are to describe adequacy of wellness policies submitted by Pennsylvania Local Education Agencies, assess level of policy More

Date: June 2006

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: School & After School