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Fiester, Leila – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
An estimated 12.5 million American children and teens are obese. Over time, the diseases and disabilities associated with obesity may undermine this population's health and result in substantial social and economic costs. Policies that address children's nutrition and physical activity are an important tool in reversing the obesity epidemic. More…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Geisz, Mary B. – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2008
Samuels & Associates, a research and evaluation firm based in Oakland, California, organized the National Evaluation and Measurement Meeting on School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, held on May 6 and 7, 2004 in San Francisco. The purpose of the meeting was to develop consensus regarding measures and tools to evaluate school-based…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Terry-McElrath, Yvonne; Colabianchi, Natalie – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This report provides updated results from one of the most comprehensive studies of health-related policies and practices in U.S. public middle and high schools to date, which was released in August 2011. The major findings and trends presented in this report describe issues relevant to childhood obesity for four school years, from 2006-07 to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
Chriqui, Jamie; Resnick, Elissa; Schneider, Linda; Schermbeck, Rebecca; Adcock, Tessa; Carrion, Violeta; Chaloupka, Frank – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013
This brief report updates data published in August 2010 from the most comprehensive, ongoing nationwide analysis of written wellness policies. It includes data from the 2006-07 through the 2010-11 school years, which were the first five years following the required implementation date for wellness policies. The major findings and trends presented…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, School Districts, Hunger, Nutrition
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This document provides resources for increasing physical activity and physical education in schools. It also offers case studies that examine two successful initiatives, one led by an elementary school principal in Washington, D.C., and the other by school leaders in Naperville, Illinois.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Principals