Implementing Smart Snacks Standards in Schools: The good, the bad and the ugly
Through the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative, state leaders and national partners like The PEW Charitable Trust are working with states to launch and implement the new USDA guidelines. While all states are required to comply with these standards, there are large discrepancies among all the states. This session will focus on successes and challenges from the states’ implementation of Smart Snacks Standards and highlight some of the emerging best practices from around the country.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Evaluate the successes and challenges from the states’ implementation of Smart Snacks Standards and highlight some of the emerging best practices from around the country.
Keyword(s): Advocacy, Obesity
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Regional Campaign Manager for Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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