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 most likely to include student-involvement goals regardless of LEA location, enrollment or socioeconomic status of students.
Published: November 2010
ID #: 57927
Journal: J Nutr Educ Behav
Authors: Jomaa LH, McDonnell E, Weirich E, Hartman T, Jensen L, Probart C