BEAT Institute offers free online course

September 19, 2012

As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other official groups have recognized environmental and policy changes as promising strategies for controlling obesity and improving diet and physical activity, various measures have been identified for use by researchers and practitioners to plan and evaluate changes to the built environment. The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute […]

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Former BEAT Institute participant helping to improve health of her community

June 28, 2012

The 2012 Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute is happening now in Boston, Mass. The goals of the Institute are to: prepare investigators and practitioners to use both observational and self-report measures of nutrition and activity environments and related behavioral assessments through lectures, fieldwork, hands-on skills, group work and individual consultation; and increase the number […]

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NCCOR member teaches training course at BEAT Institute

June 19, 2012

There is growing evidence that the “built environment” or physical characteristics of a community can have a major impact on obesity, physical activity, and overall health. NCCOR External Scientific Panel (NESP) member Jim Sallis will discuss the role environment plays in influencing physical activity at next week’s Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute.

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BEAT Institute trains investigators, practitioners in measuring aspects of built environment

June 13, 2012

Numerous research examines the “built environment,” defined as the man-made entities that form the physical characteristics of a community. This includes buildings, roads, utilities, homes, food stores, restaurants, fixtures, parks, and more. It also includes what’s captured by the broader concept of “environment” – streetscapes and transportation environments, nutrition and physical activity environments, and everything […]

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