School District Vending Machine Policies

Carole Farthing, Independence, Kansas School Board


Plenary Panel—Presentations and Discussion

Obesity Prevention and School Programs:

Challenges and Innovations

Implementing and evaluating state-, district- and school-based programs aimed at childhood obesity prevention

Moderator: Tom Robinson, Stanford University Prevention Research Center, Stanford, California


Kansas Physical Dimensions and Physical Focus

Merri Copeland, Friends University, Wichita Kansas


Arkansas School Initiatives

Jim Raczynski, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock


Physical Activity Across the Curriculum

Joseph Donnelly, University of Kansas, Lawrence


Coordinated Approach to Child Health

Steve Kelder, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Linking a Food-based Curriculum with the Elementary School Lunch Program

Antonia Demas, Food Studies Institute, Trumansburg, New York


Implementing Changes in Elementary School Curricula and Programs

Sherrie Kisker, Platte County Health Department, Platte City Missouri

Disa Rice and Carolyn Barry, Siegrest Elementary, Platte City, Missouri


Obesity Prevention: Links with Other Sectors

What efforts by other sectors of the community are relevant to school-based obesity prevention efforts? What are the barriers to change? What is needed to implement and sustain these changes?


Breakout Session #1

Links Between Schools and Home, Community and Healthcare

Facilitators: Marshall Kreuter, Georgia State University, Atlanta;

Susan Foerster, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento



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