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As of 2016 the state of Vermont has required all public school supervisory unions to have a wellness policy guiding nutritional and physical education, nutritional quality of food served and sold, and the implementation and modification of the policy in the future. We hypothesize that differences between these policies throughout the state of Vermont will lead to changes in health outcomes for the students that they impact.


Paula Tracy PhD

University of Vermont

Tina Zuk

American Heart Association


Early and Middle Childhood, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity, Social Determinants of Health

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Addressing Vermont Childhood Obesity Through Public Policy: Scoring Vermont Supervisory Union Wellness Policies Using the WellSAT Assessment Tool