The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a new set of resources highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies. These briefs provide an assessment of policies across school districts nationwide, related to seven wellness policy components. They also highlight areas of opportunity for state agencies, school districts, and schools to strengthen wellness policy components. See all seven topic area briefs plus a methods document below.
- Local School Wellness Policies: Where Do They Stand and What Can You Do?
- Supporting Quality Physical Education and Physical Activity in Schools
- Supporting Recess in Elementary Schools
- Creating Supportive School Nutrition Environments
- Improving Access to Drinking Water in Schools
- Marketing and Promotion of Foods and Beverages at School
- Addressing Weight Status Measurement in Schools
- Methods Document for the CDC and Bridging the Gap Local School Wellness Policy Briefs
To see more of Bridging the Gap’s research on local school wellness policies, including the 2013 report School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children’s Health Five Years After the Federal Mandate, visit the District Wellness Policies page.
Please contact Dr. Jamie Chriqui, Director of Policy Surveillance and Evaluation for Bridging the Gap, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the contents of these briefs. For more information on Bridging the Gap, visit www.bridgingthegapresearch.org.