The Wellness Impact Report: A Ready-to-Use Resource

    You already know how important school nutrition programs are to ensuring students’ health and wellness. New research can help you spread this message to parents, administrators and the local media.

    The National Dairy Council, along with the GENYOUth Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine and American School Health Association, collaborated on a research report that details the relationship between healthy school environments and academic success.

    There are versions of this report available for parents and for students. Consider this research a valuable resource when communicating the importance of school meals with your key stakeholders: parents, administrators, media, congressional representatives, etc.

    The report was produced with support funding from the Midwest Dairy Council. For a copy of the complete report, including references and other supporting materials, visit www.NationalDairyCouncil.org. 
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Last Modified on December 6, 2018