Amy Koren-Roth, MS, RD, CDN
New York State Department of Health
Nutrition Policy and Health Promotion
Ms. Sandy Sheedy
New York State Education Department
Child Nutrition Program
With the passage of the 2004 Childhood Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, school districts across the United States have been focused on developing and approving Local Wellness Policies for each local education agency (LEA.) Both the New York State Education Department and the Department of Health have resources aimed at assisting schools in both the development and implementation of local wellness policies. The aim is to create healthy school environments and increase the availability of healthy choices while combating obesity. Amy Koren-Roth and Sandy Sheedy will discuss the federal requirements and what approach NY recommends to schools. Survey results from schools that have worked with New York State’s Action for Healthy Kids’ SPIN (Schools and Professionals in Nutrition) program will be highlighted.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Identify how the school environment can positively or negatively impact childhood obesity.
- Learn about the experience of some NYS schools in the development and implementation of policy.
- Learn about effective approaches used to improve nutrition environment in schools.
Originally broadcast April 19, 2007
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