Examining how school physical activity policies and food policy environments affect student outcomes of body mass index (BMI) and obesity

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.This grant provides supplemental funds for a study originally funded by the Foundation's Healthy Eating Research (HER) program in its Round 1 funding focusing on school food policy environments and policies that are most likely to affect students' diet and obesity in a national sample. This HER supplemental grant will add to the HER Round 1 grant by including school physical activity policies on student outcomes of BMI and obesity. Data on school physical activity policies will come from a variety of state and local physical activity policies. Potential physical activity measures will be coded to all for comparisons with school nutrition policies being studied in the HER Round 1 grant.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $39,996.00

Awarded on: 5/31/2007

Time frame: 6/15/2007 - 6/14/2008

Grant Number: 61127


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

600 Alexander Park
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, 08543-2393


Ronette R. Briefel
Project Director