The Wellness School Assessment Tool (WellSAT) is an online evaluation of school wellness policies that address nutrition education and promotion, physical activity/physical education, school meals and competitive foods. It is the first instrument of its kind, providing a quantitative assessment that can be used to track progress over time.
Published: October 2010
Authors: The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
Focus Area: School & After School
Resource Type: Tools & Measures
Assessing participation in and implementation of summer electronic-benefits-transfer and non-congregate-meal programs in rural areasSummer EBT and non-congregate meals are summer meal options that have known associations with reducing food hardship and barriers to food access. But take-up can vary across states, which creates disparities among marginalized populations. The study aims to analyze the coverage, take-up, and implementation decisions made around Summer EBT and non-congregate meals. The research team More
Examining the economic value of free school meals to inform future policy decisions on expansion of free school meals in the U.S.Growing evidence suggests free school meal policies improve student health outcomes and nutrition equity. A key barrier to passage of these policies is concerns regarding potential costs, thus, a broader value for money evaluation is essential to inform policy decisions. This study aims to compare ‘intervention’ states with free school meal policies (i.e., universal free More