Resources

 

 




Nutrition Education

 

Society for Public Health Education:

 

Cairn Guidance:

 

USDA:

 

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 




Standards for USDA School Meals

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation:

 

Center for Science in the Public Interest:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago:

 

USDA:

 

ChangeLab Solutions:

 

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity:

 

National Association of State Boards of Education:

 

Wellness Policy and Implementation Examples:

 

The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project:

 

Shape America:

 

National Collaborative on Education and Health:

 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors:

 

 

 




Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages

 

Berkeley Media Studies Group:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project:

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Promotion

 

 

 




Physical Education & Physical Activity

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

Shape America:

 

 




Wellness Promotion and Marketing

 

Berkeley Media Studies Group:

 

ChangeLab Solutions:

 

Other Relevant Websites:

 


 

Implementation, Evaluation & Communication

Action for Healthy Kids:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

Healthy Schools Campaign:

 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors:

 

ChangeLab Solutions:

 

Other Organizations with Helpful Resources:




Research Using the WellSAT

 

Eggert, E., Overby, H., McCormack, L., & Meendering, J. (2018). Use of a Model Wellness Policy May Not Increase the Strength and Comprehensiveness of Written School Wellness Policies. Journal of School Health, 88(7), 516-523. doi: 10.1111/josh.12635.

Harvey, SP., Markenson, D., & Gibson. CA. (2018). Assessing School Wellness Policies and Identifying Priorities for Action: Results of a Bi-State Evaluation. Journal of School Health, 88(5), 359-369. doi: 10.1111/josh.12619

Francis, E., Hivner, E., Hoke, A., Ricci, T., Watach, A., & Kraschnewski, J. (2017). Quality of local school wellness policies for physical activity and resultant implementation in Pennsylvania schools. Journal of Public Health. Doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx130

Meendering, J., Kranz, E., Shafrath, T., & McCormack, L. (2016). Bigger???Better: The Comprehensiveness and Strength of School Wellness Policies Varies by School District Size. Journal of School Health, 86(9), 653-659. doi: 10.1111/josh.12419

Hoffman, P.K., Davey, C.S., Larson, N., Gannon, K.Y., Hanson, C., & Nanney, M.S. (2016). School district wellness policy quality and weight-related outcomes among high school students in Minnesota. Health Education Research, 31(2), 234-246. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv101

Brissette, I., Wales, K., O'Connell, M. (2013). Evaluating the Wellness School Assessment Tool for use in public health practice to improve school nutrition and physical education policies in New York. Journal of School Health, 83(11), 757-762. doi: 10.1111/josh.12091

Schwartz, M.B., Lund, A.E., Grow, M., McDonnell, E., Probart, C., Samuelson, A., Lytle, L. (2009) A comprehensive coding system to measure the quality of school wellness policies. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(7), 1256-1262, doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.04.008