In 2006, Atlanta Public Schools will implement mandated wellness policies in all the schools at every level. Each school may develop and implement its own plan. This study will investigate the social, economic, organizational, and demographic factors associated with individual schools’ short and longer-term actions in response to the new school wellness policy mandate. Analyses will include content analysis of the wellness policies, surveys of principals, interviews with teachers, and school observations and the correlates and variation of successful policies (e.g., school climate, demographics of the students, neighborhood context). Outcomes will focus on decision making, policy implementation, and effectiveness of the policies through qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Start Date: June 2006
ID #: 58088
Principal Investigator: Marilyn Hughes, PhD, RD, LD
Organization: Atlanta Public Schools
Funding Round: Round 1
Costs, Reach, and Benefits of COVID-19 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer and Grab-and-Go School Meals for Ensuring Youths’ Access to Food During School ClosuresSchool meals are associated with improved nutrition and health for millions of US children, but school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted children’s access to school meals. Two policy approaches, the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, which provided the cash value of missed meals directly to families on debit-like cards to use for More