4093.0 Nutrition during the school day - wellness policies and foods available in and around schools

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Schools play a critical role in determining the availability of healthy foods and policies to create healthy food environments for youth. This session will explore best practices in wellness policies, use of the School Health Index to examine policies and environments, the foods offered through school meals, and exposure to unhealthy foods on and off campus.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss methods to examine the school food environment 2. Describe findings from research to evaluate foods offered through school meals 3. Identify best practices for school wellness policies 4. Describe the availability of unhealthy foods in and around schools
Marsha Spence, PhD, MS-MPH, RD

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Lynn Fredericks, BA, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, David Lounsbury, PhD and Alison Maringo, BA
Examining a statewide law banning junk food and beverage marketing in Maine high schools
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Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD, Valerie Quinn, MEd and Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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