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School Food Unwrapped: What's Available and What Our Kids Actually Are Eating

Child Trends, 2008. (PDF, 9 pgs.)

An examination of the prevalence of vending machines, school stores, other outlets in elementary schools that often provide non-nutritious foods, the types of food and beverages sold within these outlets, and student consumption of food at school among a nationally representative sample of fifth-grade students.

Childhood Obesity & Schools

National School Boards Association (NSBA), 2010. (web resource)

NSBA shares information on childhood obesity, why it matters for schools, and the role school leaders play in addressing childhood obesity. Find relevant data and research; resources for developing sound policies and practices related to childhood obesity; and examples of school successes in addressing childhood obesity.

A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity

Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008. (web article)

A multi-component school-based intervention can be effective in preventing the development of overweight among children in grades 4 through 6 in urban public schools with a high proportion of children eligible for free and reduced-priced school meals.

2009 Health and Wellness Best Practices Guide for Colorado School Districts

Colorado Legacy Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Designed for administrators, school board members, parents and community members, this online guide highlights school district level best practices for healthy schools, students and staff. A shorter version of this guide is available for download in English and Spanish.

Alliance School Beverage Guidelines Final Progress Report

American Beverage Association, 2010. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

The beverage industry continues to significantly cut calories in schools in the final report of a three-year implementation period of the national School Beverage Guidelines. The guidelines limit portion sizes and reduce the number of calories available to children during the school day.

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