Since 2003, obesity rates among children in the United States have remained high, creating a new generation at risk for health problems later in life. Although reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity will require multisector solutions, changing the environment, particularly the school environment, is one way to promote change. On October 24, 2016, NCCOR hosted a Connect & Explore webinar to address this issue, titled “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Nine Years of School District Wellness Policy Implementation”. During the webinar, Dr. Jamie Chriqui discussed how school district wellness policies impact the health of youth and how data and evaluation can lead to more opportunities for schools to offer healthy choices and environments.

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