Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide


Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide


This guide offers policymakers and administrators the latest policy updates and recommendations about how to promote physical education, physical activity, and healthy eating policies in schools. It is based on the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide, a comprehensive document developed in cooperation with the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC).

The guide is organized into the following chapters:

  • An overview of the obesity epidemic
  • Rationale for obesity prevention
  • Policies to promote physical education and activity
  • Policies to promote nutrition and healthy eating
  • Next steps for state policymakers


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; National Association of State Boards of Education, Center for Safe and Healthy Schools

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: September 2010
Last Updated: 11/28/12

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