Regulate the quality of food that can be sold to students via the National School Lunch Program, à la carte options, vending machines, etc.
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Scientifically Supported" and "Diet and Exercise"
Expand or enhance school-based physical education (PE) by lengthening existing classes, increasing physical activity during class, adding new PE classes, etc.
Encourage children to spend time away from TV and other stationary screen media, often as part of a multi-faceted effort to increase physical activity and improve nutrition
Arrange active transportation with a fixed route, designated stops, and pick up times when children can walk to school with adult chaperones
Use educational, environmental, and behavioral strategies to improve food choices and physical activity opportunities in worksite settings, also called workplace health programs
Use zoning regulations to address aesthetics and safety of the physical environment, street continuity and connectivity, residential density and proximity to businesses, schools, and recreation, etc.