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Changes in Weight Over the School Year and Summer Vacation: Results of a 5-Year Longitudinal Study

Evidence suggests that children gain more weight during the summer months compared with the school year. To examine the impact of the school and summer environment on children's weight further, we conducted a 5-year longitudinal study examining changes in standardized BMI (zBMI) of students entering kindergarten.

Information on legislation and resources on sample wellness policies, creating a wellness council, implementation and much more, visit the Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative.

Review the School Health Connections Toolkit from California Department of Public Health.

Become familiar with the Wellness Policy Requirements + Review Process from California Department of Education.

Find even more through USDA's Wellness Resources.

All input, feedback, comments and suggestions on these standards are welcome. Please send your comments, suggestions to:
California School Nutrition Association
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Phone: (818) 842-3040 | Fax: (818) 843-7423
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