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Nutrition Policy Resources

Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System

Capitol buildingThis database currently contains state-level legislation and regulation pertaining to nutrition, physical activity and obesity. It allows users to conduct searches by state, year, bill number, status, and health category.

Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN)
NOPREN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers program. Its mission is to conduct transdisciplinary nutrition- and obesity-related policy research and evaluation along a policy change continuum.

School Health Policy
Policies—including laws, mandates, regulations, standards, resolutions, and guidelines—provide a foundation for school district practices and procedures. Sound policies reassure families, students, and school staff; provide legal protection for schools; and support and direct individuals throughout the school system. Well-drafted and administered policies can also help contain or prevent controversy.

School Wellness Policies
This site provides model policies in compliance with the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

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