NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research

August 1, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. […]

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Nutrition: No obesity link to junk food in schools

January 24, 2011

Original article  |  The New York Times By Nicholas Bakalar In the fight against childhood obesity, communities all over the country are banning the sale of sweets and salty snacks […]

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Food systems and public health: Linkages to achieve healthier diets and healthier communities

February 23, 2010

A recent double issue of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition bridges food systems and public health by identifying successful research, programs, and policies within agriculture, food, and health to advance […]

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Schools should increase exercise and track weight data, study recommends

April 9, 2009

By Annie Gowen Local schools need to do more to get students moving and track their weight data, according to a recent regional survey on childhood obesity. Researchers for the Metropolitan […]

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ALR research summaries and briefs available

February 1, 2009

The chief aim of Active Living Research (ALR) is to increase knowledge about active living by supporting research to identify environmental factors and policies that can increase physical activity and […]

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