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Working on Wellness: How Aligned are District Wellness Policies with Soon-To-Be Implemented Federal Wellness Policy Requirements

Does your kid’s school district allow junk food marketing in schools? New federal requirements will restrict junk food marketing in schools starting with school year 2017-18, but the vast majority of school district wellness policies are currently allowing this practice.


WorkingOnWellness.PNGBy the University of Illinois at Chicago

This report provides data on district wellness policies in effect at the start of the 2014-15 school year, including: insights as to district policy readiness for or alignment with the provisions of the USDA’s wellness policy final rule given the forthcoming implementation date (SY 2017-18); baseline information that tracks the incorporation of Smart Snacks standards into district wellness policies during the first year of implementation (SY 2014-15); and an assessment of the scope and intensity of wellness policy provisions in district policies within and across all topic areas and by selected district characteristics.


Read the full report here.

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