ARCHIVED: School Wellness Policy Leadership: Physical Activity

School Wellness Policy Leadership: Improving physical activity and physical education from state policy to school practices

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Learning Method: Webinar
Host: The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Sponsors: Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The podcast recording, presentation slides and chat transcripts from the webinar can be found in the "Archived Presentation" section of this website.

State and district leaders are responding to the need for policies to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments in schools. But just putting new policies in place is not enough—sustained support and attention to how well the policies are working are required to significantly impact nutrition and physical activity behaviors and reverse trends in childhood obesity.

This webinar will focus on Hawaii’s and Tennessee’s physical activity/physical education policies by using the “through-line” analytical method, an educational leadership model that states, school districts and schools can use to align policies, practices and actions related to school wellness. The program will feature the key leadership and learning factors necessary for successful policy implementation from the state policy level down to implementation at the district and school levels.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the "through-line" education model to align policies, practices, and actions related to physical activity/physical education and nutrition.
  • Understand the reciprocal accountability needed to improve and align strategies and actions between state, district, and school efforts to improve student wellness outcomes.
  • Describe successful models for improving physical activity/physical education that efforts from state policy to classroom practices.

Support for this webinar is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

through its Leadership for Healthy Communities national program.