New resources from Bridging the Gap and CDC highlight local school wellness policies

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a new set of resources highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies. These briefs provide an assessment of policies across school districts nationwide, related to seven wellness policy components. They also highlight areas of opportunity for state agencies, school districts, and schools to strengthen wellness policy components. See all seven topic area briefs plus a methods document below.

To see more of Bridging the Gap’s research on local school wellness policies, including the 2013 report School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children’s Health Five Years After the Federal Mandate, visit the District Wellness Policies page.

Please contact Dr. Jamie Chriqui, Director of Policy Surveillance and Evaluation for Bridging the Gap, at with any questions about the contents of these briefs. For more information on Bridging the Gap, visit

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