Research Studies: Obesity

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The goal of this policy, secondary analysis study was to combine existing School Health Profiles survey data (2008) from secondary school principals and school level demographic data to evaluate equity/disparities in school-level nutrition policies/practices in a large number of schools...

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Project BREAK was a joint effort between four Minnesota high schools and the University of Minnesota, Program in Health Disparities Research.

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The goals of this intervention study are to implement best practice strategies to expand and promote the SBP and test the impact upon 1) student participation rates, based on reimbursable meals served, 2) overall student caloric intake and diet quality and 3) body mass index and percent...

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The goals of this school focused obesity prevention policy evaluation study are to 1) evaluate the associations between school-level food and physical activity policy, practice environments, student diet, activity behaviors, and weight status and 2) determine the extent that the policy and...

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Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, and Tara LaRowe, PhD  

The aims of this study conducted a statewide nutrition and activity environmental assessment among licensed child care settings.

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Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, and Sarah Gollust, PhD

A faculty-community collaborative will analyze the process of childhood obesity policymaking in Minnesota. The objective is to develop a system for communicating timely and relevant evidence to policymakers.