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WEBINAR: Keys to Understanding State Level School Health Policies

Tuesday, January 14, 2014   (0 Comments)
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January 30, 1-2 pm EDT

As leaders across the country seek to improve student health, there is a growing need for tools to help navigate the complex world of school health policy. Join us to learn more about how school health policy works, and to learn about an innovative new tool that details the hierarchy of state policies for competitive foods and beverages, administration of medication in schools, and physical education and activity. This webinar will address questions such as:

What are the different ways state-level school health policies are adopted?

What is the difference between legislation, regulations, state board policies and policy guidance? Why does it matter?

Are all policies the same in terms of implementation and enforcement?

The webinar will introduce the new State School Health Policy Matrix and highlight how users can use it to better understand what policies are in place in the states and how they were adopted. This webinar is being co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the National Association of State Boards of Education, and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Speaker: Natasha Frost, JD

Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center


Rachelle Johnsson Chiang, MPH, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Whitney Meagher, MSW, National Association of State Boards of Education

Carly Braxton, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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