CLASS Briefs

"CLASS Briefs" are high-level summaries of published articles that illustrate how CLASS has been used.

CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 3 Download CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 3 (pdf, February 2017)
This third CLASS Brief reports that children of lower socioeconomic status who lived in states with either strong physical education laws or sufficient neighborhood amenities for physical activity were less likely to be obese.

CLASS Fact Sheet Download the CLASS Fact Sheet (pdf, Updated February 2016)
This Fact Sheet is a two-page synopsis of the CLASS system and website.

CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 2 Download CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 2 (pdf, December 2015)
This second CLASS Brief found that strong laws are protective against overweight and obesity in adolescents.

CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 1 Download CLASS Brief, Volume 1, Issue 1 (pdf, May 2012)
This CLASS Brief documents the positive association between strong state law and physical education in U.S. schools.

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. Recommended Nutrition Standards for Foods Outside of School Meal Programs
This Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet answers commonly asked questions about the Institute of Medicine report, "Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way toward Healthier Youth" and recommended nutrition standards for which several CLASS nutrition policies are scored against.

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