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Research Review: School-based Health Interventions and Academic Achievement

Washington State Board of Health, 2009. (PDF, 33 pgs.)

This report provides important new evidence that links student health and academic performance. It identifies proven health interventions and practical resources that can positively affect both student health and academic achievement.

Local Wellness Policies: Assessing School District Strategies for Improving Children's Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 102 pgs.)

While most students nationwide are enrolled in a school district with a wellness policy on the books, these policies are weak, failing to provide our children with the healthy foods and physical activity they need to learn and grow, according to a new report released by Bridging the Gap and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

A Supersize Problem

Education Update, ASCD, 2007. (web article)

U.S. schools are increasingly adopting wellness policies to tackle the problem of overweight students.

A National Snapshot of Local School Wellness Policies

Journal of School Health, American School Health Association (ASHA), 2008. (article, available for purchase)

The study finds schools need assistance in staff development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of wellness policies as mandated by the federal government.

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.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.