The School Wellness working group is a network of researchers and school health practitioners initiated in 2014 to share ongoing work pertaining to school wellness policies, programs, and practices, and to foster partnerships for continuing this work.
The working group aims to identify and address research and practice gaps and is focused in particular on the implementation and evaluation of district policies, state laws, and federal policies and their impact on wellness practices in K-12 school settings.
The goal of the School Wellness working group is to support the establishment of strong local school wellness policies and their successful implementation in US school systems/districts and schools, consistent with the requirements of the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Key Activities include:
Download the School Wellness Policy Overview for more information
View the December 2015 presentation on ‘Culinary Bootcamps for Food Service Providers’ here: https://nopren.org/resource/december-2015-presentation/
Request access to the School Wellness Private Page to view additional presentations by emailing Melissa Akers: Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Hager, PhD
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Lindsey Turner, PhD
Boise State University
Hannah Lane, PhD, MPH
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division