Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
February 25, 2013 | Survey/Poll
This poll provides new insights into the epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges families face between school and sleep.
August 1, 2008 | Journal Article
This study reveals links between built environment, the likelihood of certain populations to walk in their neighborhoods, and overweight outcomes.
August 28, 2013 | Program Results Report
Researchers developed a review system to assess the strength of evidence for policy and environmental intervention strategies to increase healthy eating and active living among children ages 3-18.
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.
September 1, 2011 | Report, Evaluation
This brief provides select preliminary research results, preliminary analyses, and policy implications for the implementation of the national Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
July 15, 2005 | Program Results Report
Between January and June 2004, fifth grade students at the Burnt Chimney Elementary School in Wirtz, Va., participated in a comprehensive program designed to increase their daily physical activity.
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.
October 18, 2011 | Story
Winning Strategies in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity.