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Regional Educational Laboratory Program

Nutrition and Physical Education Policy and Practice in the Pacific Region

The report describes the percentage of secondary schools that have adopted policies and practices for student wellness, physical education, food service, and nutrition education across the seven jurisdictions in the Pacific Region. Policies include providing professional development for lead health education teachers, developing strategies to promote healthy eating, forming a health council, and providing or prohibiting certain foods. Practices include requiring nutrition and physical education courses, and assessing physical activity or nutrition, and encouraging family and community involvement in health topics.
Publication Type:
Issues & Answers
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Publication Date:
November 2011