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Leveraging the Public School System to Combat Adolescent Obesity: The Limits of Arkansas's Statewide Policy Initiative

01 Nov 2018

This study assessed the effectiveness of one of the earliest statewide policy initiatives to address obesity via schools—Arkansas's Act 1220 of 2003—on adolescent obesity. The Act required public schools in Arkansas to conduct body mass index (BMI) screening and reporting, restrict access to vending machines, and establish physical education and nutrition standards.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Journal of Adolescent Health