Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
October 22, 2010 | Program Results Report
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences analyzed spending of federal funds for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure across metropolitan regions nationwide and conducted case studies.
February 17, 2012 | Program Results Report
In Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, partnerships in 49 communities nationwide are changing local policies and revamping the physical environment to foster healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.
December 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the work of the Somerville Active Living by Design Partnership. The authors report on the partnership between Active Living by Design and community organizations and assess the key successes and challenges of the project.
May 3, 2013 | Journal Article
This article tests a novel methodological approach to understand mixed use zoning (MUZ) ordinances and their impact on neighborhood walkability.
February 4, 2013 | Program Results Report
From 2001 to 2009, 25 community partnerships across the country pursued projects designed to revamp the built environment and change public policies to make physical activity part of everyday life.
December 14, 2012 | Program Results Report
Researchers analyzed state legislation on childhood obesity for factors that predict enactment and to understand the relationship between enacted policies and obesity rates. They developed tools to help others analyze legislation.
October 18, 2012 | Journal Article
This research and practice report identifies characteristics of state-level childhood obesity legislation that influences bill passage rates. Bills introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators were most likely to pass.
February 14, 2012 | Story
A profile of Sarah Strunk, MHA, director of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities.
February 21, 2010 | Evaluation
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities works to implement healthy eating and active living policy- and environmental-change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the United States.
January 26, 2010 | Story
Zhu learned that walking to school is a complicated matter. But she quickly discovered that choosing to walk to school "is such a complex problem that it cannot be simplified into a single index.