Physical Activity Design Guidelines for School Architecture: New tool for built environment researchers and designers

September 22, 2015

According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, up to 50 percent of a child’s waking hours are spent in school. Furthermore, much of this time is spent sedentary. In efforts to decrease childhood obesity, research has increasingly focused on physical activity in the school environment. As this body of evidence continues to grow, […]

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Parents who set, stick to rules may help kids stay slim

January 6, 2014

By Kathleen Doheny Parents who set firm rules about behaviors like TV viewing, dinner time, and physical activity tend to have children of healthier weights, a new Australian study finds. “Children of parents who set consistent rules have a slightly lower body mass index (BMI); they’re thinner,” said study author Pauline Jansen. Both mothers and […]

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HHS releases follow-up report on increasing physical activity among U.S. youth

March 12, 2013

HHS releases follow-up report on increasing physical activity among U.S. youth On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a five-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth provides recommendations for […]

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NCCOR members lead continuing education session on PE and nutrition in schools at APHA conference

October 24, 2012

On Sat., Oct. 27, NCCOR members Sarah Lee and Allison Nihiser from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are co-leading a pre-conference Learning Institute at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual conference with colleagues from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), including NCCOR’s April Oh. The session, titled, “Applying Science-Based Guidelines and Policy Data to […]

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