Published: March 2009

ID #: 57929

Journal: J Public Health Policy

Authors: Belansky ES, Cutforth N, Delong E, et al

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This paper documents the effectiveness of the federal mandated Local Wellness Policy on 45 rural elementary schools in Colorado. Using baselines and follow-up surveys conducted up to one year after the Local Wellness Policy was implemented, researchers found that opportunities for physical activity did not change substantively. Interviews of sources revealed several barriers in improving policy implementation.

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