Statewide and CESA-level Results

We evaluated policies that were updated during the 2017-2018 school year. Statewide and regional results reflect only those districts that updated their policies during that time frame.

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Over half of districts updated their policies

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A series of legislative acts mandate that public districts, charters, and private schools participating in federally sponsored nutrition programs enact wellness policies. The 2016 Final Rule required that districts include certain practices in their wellness policies by June 30, 2017.

In 2018, we reviewed the status of 414 out of the 439 public school districts in Wisconsin. Of these districts, 53% updated their policy, 41% did not, and we were unable to determine the status among 6%.

Explore Statewide and CESA-Level Results

We evaluated policies for 74 school-level obesity prevention practices among districts that updated their school wellness policies during the 2017-2018 school year. Use the results tool below to explore our statewide and CESA-level results. These results reflect only those 230 public districts that updated their policies during the 2017-2018 school year.