Document Number: 10259Childhood Obesity and Nutrition Issues in the United States: An Update on School-based Policies and Practices - This update on School-based Policies and Practices follows a 2005 CEEP brief on this topic. The 2012 brief examines the latest research and statistics and considers reasons for the continuing increase in obesity rates among children, and the latest federal and state initiatives to combat these causes. A summary of 41 wellness policies collected from Indiana school districts is included. The brief also offers conclusions and recommendations to schools, education leaders, policymakers, and parents about how to curb the obesity epidemic. (CEEP, Spring 2012)...