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Encouraging trends in nation’s school policies on nutrition, physical education/ physical activity, and tobacco
  • Published Date:
    8/23/13
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.). Division of Adolescent and School Health.
  • Description:
    Physical education/physical activity: The percentage of districts that required elementary schools to teach physical education increased from 82.6% in 2000 to 93.6% in 2012.

    Tobacco: The percentage of districts with policies that prohibited all tobacco use during any school-related activity increased from 46.7% in 2000 to 67.5% in 2012.

    Nutrition: The percentage of districts that required schools to prohibit offering junk food in vending machines increased from 4.1% in 2000 to 43.4% in 2012.

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