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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Don’t forget: Register for Sept. 10 webinar on U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity

September 2, 2014

At a congressional briefing in April, the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP), in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), released the groundbreaking 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. NPAP focuses on tactics and strategies for addressing physical activity. The report card is the first in a […]

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SGA to host webinar on new report about sprawl and its impact on development in the United States

March 25, 2014

In 2001, Smart Growth America (SGA) released the landmark study Measuring Sprawl and its Impact. Next week, SGA is releasing the next edition of this flagship report with new information about the state of development in the United States. To mark the launch of this new report, Measuring Sprawl 2014, SGA and the Metropolitan Research […]

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CDC projects huge diabetes jump in kids, teens

November 26, 2012

By Salynn Boyles, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system. Rates of type 2 diabetes could increase four times over the next 40 years, and […]

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Special feature on obesity and cancer risk in NCI’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

April 12, 2012

In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the association of overweight and lack of physical activity with cancer risk. NCCOR Steering Committee member Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI) participated as a co-author on the […]

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White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President

May 11, 2010

In February 2010, first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an interagency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action […]

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