Research & Media

Research (by Dr. R and others) and media showing the impact of school health and wellness initaitives on children’s growth and development.

Read the what TimeHEALTH published about the research behind recess, October 2017.

Read the latest article by Dr. R and Dr. Murray about the Benefits of Recess, published in American Educator, Spring 2017.

Read our SHC Annual Report FY2017 for accomplishments and opportunities in 2016-2017.

On July 21, 2016, the USDA released four final rules to strengthen school wellness initiatives under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act:

  1. This final rule requires all schools and districts that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It requires schools to establish minimum content requirements for the local school wellness policies, to ensure stakeholder participation in the development and updates of such policies, and to periodically assess and disclose to the public schools’ compliance with the local school wellness policies. Read more
  2. This rule adopts the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations which conform to the provisions in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regarding nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs. Read more
  3. This rule establishes requirements for State agencies, local educational agencies, and schools operating the Community Eligibility Provision, a reimbursement option that allows the service of school meals to all children at no-cost in high poverty schools without collecting household applications.  Read more
  4. This rule revises the State agency’s administrative review process in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to establish a unified accountability system designed to ensure that school food authorities offering school meals comply with program requirements. Read more


School Wellness