Bridging the Gap/National Wellness Policy Study State Wellness Policy-Related Dataset, School Years 2006-2007 through 2013-2014 (ICPSR 36527)

Published: Mar 17, 2017 View help for published

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Frank Chaloupka, University of Illinois at Chicago; Jamie Chriqui, University of Illinois at Chicago

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36527.v1

Version V1

This data set contains Bridging the Gap (BTG) (school years 2006-2007 through 2012-2013) and National Wellness Policy Study (2013-2014) coded data for all state laws (statutory and administrative) that relate to areas included in the congressionally-mandated school district wellness policies. Topics include nutrition education, school meals, competitive foods, physical activity, and implementation/evaluation, as well as other topics of relevance related to physical education, communications and marketing, staff wellness, and marketing and promotion. Although the states were not required to develop laws on this topic, many do have them and many districts embed these state laws by reference in their district policies. This study was intended to provide detailed insight into the contents of state laws that overlay the congressionally-mandated district wellness policies. There is a separate record in the data file for each state, grade level (elementary, middle and high school) and school year combination.

Chaloupka, Frank, and Chriqui, Jamie. Bridging the Gap/National Wellness Policy Study State Wellness Policy-Related Dataset, School Years 2006-2007 through 2013-2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-03-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36527.v1

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State

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2006 -- 2014
2006 -- 2014

State laws were compiled using commercially available legal research databases available by subscription from Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw.

Additional information about this study is available on the Bridging the Gap website.

State laws were coded separately for their applicability at the elementary, middle, and high school levels using a coding scheme available from http://www.bridgingthegapresearch.org/research/district_wellness_policies/.

The study included all relevant codified laws in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia

State
aggregate data

2017-03-17

2017-03-17

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Chaloupka, Frank, and Jamie Chriqui. Bridging the Gap/National Wellness Policy Study State Wellness Policy-Related Dataset, School Years 2006-2007 through 2013-2014. ICPSR36527-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-03-17. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36527.v1

2017-03-17 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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