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Document Number: 8189

Local Wellness Policies: Assessing School District Strategies for Improving Children's Health 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 School Years - The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 included language requiring school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program to adopt and implement a wellness policy by the first day of school in 2006-07 school year. This report is a comprehensive review of these wellness policies. The quality of the policies vary and many lacked sufficient plans for implementation and monitoring. (Health Policy Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 2009)...

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