New report provides important data on health-related practices in secondary schools

October 22, 2015

Bridging the Gap has released a comprehensive report examining U.S. secondary school policies and practices related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The report, entitled School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Results, Volume 6, focuses on students in grades 8, 10, and 12 and includes data from […]

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Access to places for safe physical activity on the rise

September 4, 2014

By Ana B. Ibarra Physical activity among adults and teens is on the rise, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2014 revealed that 54.5 percent of youths in the country have access to parks or playground areas, recreation centers, community […]

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Obesity’s death toll may be much higher than thought

August 27, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 85, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the American Journal of Public Health. […]

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