From: Margo Wootan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 1:27 PM
Subject: Local Wellness Policy Nomination Request - Submission deadline May
FYI --Contact information to direct inquires is listed at the bottom of the
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of
Adolescent and School Health (DASH) in collaboration with the Division of
Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA), the CDC Foundation, and the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) are undertaking a collaborative project to
identify and assess policies or programs that have been implemented with
apparent success in improving the eating habits and physical activity levels
of children ages 3-17.
In each year of the two-year project, DASH, DNPA, and RWJ will each select
an obesity prevention content area on which to focus efforts to identify
potentially effective, innovative policies or programs. DASH has selected
local wellness policies as it's year-one content area. CDC staff will
identify candidate policies that meet specific selection criteria including
innovativeness, potential for impact, and feasibility, and an expert panel
will identify those that show the greatest likelihood of effectiveness.
Evaluability assessments (consisting of two to three day site visits), will
be conducted on those policies selected by the expert panel to determine
whether a rigorous evaluation study is feasible.
We are asking for your assistance in identifying districts in which schools
are implementing local wellness policies this school year. We are accepting
nominations of school districts that are implementing innovative local
wellness policies. The nomination should include the state, school district,
a name and contact information for a district contact, and a little
information about the wellness policy.
Submit nominations to Seraphine Pitt Barnes ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
spe6(a)cdc.gov). The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 2007.
If you would like additional information on this project please contact
Seraphine Pitt Barnes ( <mailto:email@example.com> spe6(a)cdc.gov, 770-488-6115) or
Leah Robin ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ler7(a)cdc.gov, 770-488-6156).
Thanks for your help on this important project.
Seraphine Pitt Barnes, Ph.D., MPH, CHES
CDC Foundation Fellow
Division of Adolescent and School Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K-33
Atlanta, GA 30341
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RD, CDN
The FGE Food and Nutrition Team
200 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011