Research Roundup: School-based Nutrition Policies Impact Student Obesity and Health Behaviors

Researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted a study to assess the implementation of specific nutrition and physical activity components of written school wellness policies. The five-year trial followed nearly 600 students from 12 schools in New Haven, CT. In schools with enhanced nutrition policies and programs, students had healthier BMI trajectories over time, and by the end of the study, they reported healthier behaviors than their peers in schools without the nutrition policies and programs.

Click here to read the full summary of the school wellness policy study.

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