How was the WellSAT developed?
The WellSAT was developed by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, in consultation with an advisory board comprising experts in nutrition, physical activity, education, public policy and public health. The WellSAT is an abbreviated version of the 96-item Comprehensive Coding System to Measure the Quality of School Wellness Policies. This tool was developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research Program working group. Membership included Marlene Schwartz, PhD (Connecticut), Anne Lund, RD and Mollie Greves Grow, MD (Washington), Elaine McDonnell, MS, RD and Claudia Probart, PhD, RD (Pennsylvania), and Anne Samuelson, MPH and Leslie Lytle, PhD, RD (Minnesota). Survey development methods for this tool can be found here. A printable copy of the WellSAT tool is available here.
Additional School Wellnes Policy Research
Bridging the Gap
Comprehensive Coding System to Measure the Quality of School Wellness Policies
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