Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: September 11, 2020] Click here to browse resources for remote physical activity and physical education for educators, families, and administrators Click here to browse resources for planning Safe Routes to School for Fall 2020 Remote Physical Activity and Physical Education Resources for Educators, … Continue reading “Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year”

HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2019

At the 2019 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, PA, James Daly will present on drinking water access in a large urban school district, and Erica Kenney will present on improvements in dietary intake due to a food policy change. Details are below. Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019 Time: 5:00-6:00pm Session: … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2019”

STUDY: Are U.S. Schools Employing Obesity Prevention Programs that Further Weight Stigma?

A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health – which appears in the CDC’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) – explored the breadth of dissemination of evidence-based obesity prevention programs throughout public schools in the United States and also researched the possibility that such programs may be unintentionally furthering weight stigma and disordered weight-control … Continue reading “STUDY: Are U.S. Schools Employing Obesity Prevention Programs that Further Weight Stigma?”

STUDY: Youth access to drinking water in schools may be limited

An HPRC study found that many Massachusetts middle and high schools did not meet state or federal policies for minimum student drinking water access. Access to safe, clean drinking water is essential for health, yet research has found that over half of all children and adolescents in the US are not adequately hydrated at any … Continue reading “STUDY: Youth access to drinking water in schools may be limited”

STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students

An evaluation by the HPRC found nearly 90 percent of schools were compliant with competitive beverage guidelines nine years after the district-wide policy was implemented. In 2004, Boston Public Schools (BPS) was the first school district in Massachusetts to implement a mandatory nutrition standards policy for competitive foods and beverages—which include any snacks and drinks … Continue reading “STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students”