October 1, 2012
Elementary school-age children in the Mississippi Delta have a troubling distinction: a large percentage of them are overweight or obese, based on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and waist-to-height ratios. Assessing the impact of health policies, this study suggests, requires consistent measures of multiple weight-related outcomes, including BMI and waist-to-height ratio.
April 1, 2011
This report summarizes the results of several studies comprising year two of an evaluation project assessing the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act on childhood obesity.
January 1, 2010
In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded a five-year grant to the Center for Mississippi Health Policy to evaluate the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act and associated regulations on childhood obesity.
July 14, 2008
Program Result Report
The state of Mississippi convened the Healthy Mississippi Summit, June 15, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to focus attention on the primary causes of chronic diseases in Mississippi and to promote a statewide approach to promoting healthy lifestyles.