July 21, 2014
After one school year with healthier meals—with standards set by the USDA—students are eating more whole grains, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Researchers surveyed schools, parents, and examined what students threw away. See what they learned.
June 1, 2014
An increase of low-energy, high-dense food availability in school vending machines was associated with school profit, as well as schools receiving commercial incentives and receipts, while district profits were associated with decreased availability.
March 1, 2013
San Antonio’s mayor implements a strategy of community awareness and collaboration to improve health and fitness.
March 24, 2011
A major goal of Schwartz' research was to develop and validate a coding system that researchers could use to quantitatively evaluate school wellness policies.
October 1, 2009
Program Results Report
Staff at the California School Boards Association and California Project LEAN supported efforts by key stakeholders nationwide to develop, implement and evaluate school wellness policies.
December 16, 2009
Testimony focuses on community- and school-based innovations to reverse the epidemic.
July 1, 2014
Higher standards for school snacks sold outside meals programs are coming in the 2014–15 school year. Some states incentivize school participation, while others punish non-compliance. See all the ways 18 states address the new standards.
September 17, 2014
Obesity rates in the military is up 61% in less than 10 years, and one in four young adults do not qualify for military duty due to being overweight. Learn what a legion of admirals and generals did to combat this trend.
September 27, 2012
In 2007, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded Nemours Health and Prevention Services a grant to monitor implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in schools and child-care settings.
October 1, 2013
Students across the country are getting healthier school meals this year.