May 15, 2012
This report summarizes the results of several studies comprising Year Three of an evaluation project assessing the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act on childhood obesity. The evaluation measures trends in childhood obesity rates and ass ...
Secondary schools report limited progress in creating healthier environment for students.
U.S. middle and high schools are improving some nutrition practices, but most students can still buy sugary drinks and junk foods.
July 30, 2012
During 2006 to 2007, TV and radio host Tavis Smiley convened town hall meetings in four U.S. cities to raise awareness of childhood obesity. A key organization in each city then worked to spur state and local efforts to address the growing problem.
August 1, 2010
These reports share findings from the New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study's analysis of New Brunswick. Information for this study is provided by the household survey, school body mass index (BMI) data, and food and physical activity environment data.
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.
March 1, 2010
In 2006, approximately 37 percent of Delaware's children were overweight or obese. To combat Delaware's childhood obesity epidemic, Nemours, a leading child health care provider, launched a statewide program to improve child health.
February 1, 2010
This study presents a five-year evaluation of Arkansas Legislative Act 1220, legislation that: required schools to measure student body-mass index and report BMI to parents, restricted access to vending machines, and created state and local health advisory committees.
September 1, 2007
The rate of obesity across the country is rising at an alarming rate and its growth is considered one of the most urgent health care threats facing families in the United States. This report considers the issue in the state of Arkansas where nearly ...
September 1, 2009
Texas Senate Bill 42 (SB42), enacted in 2005, directed the state's middle schools to strengthen institutional responsibility for the health of their students. This study assessed whether a representative sample of middles schools were adhering to SB42.