Resources for Decision Makers

The objective of our study was to examine whether, how, and why research evidence is used in state-level decision-making about policies related to childhood obesity in Minnesota. 

The following short video speaks to what we have learned through interviews with fifty-one stakeholders in legislative, advocacy, and state agency roles.  

sarah-gollustUsing Obesity Research to Shape State Policy
Presented by Sarah Gollust PhD
Download the transcript for Using Obesity Research to Shape State Policy. 

Resources

Expert List: Who to Call?

Healthy Eating and Activity Research and Program Experts of Minnesota (2014)

Brief Reports

Research from the University of Minnesota: School Obesity-related Policy Evaluation (ScOPE) Study

The following 5 brief research presentations describe the food- and activity-related policies and practices of Minnesota schools, including trends over time and patterns by school location, income status, and minority enrollment. Select the tab to learn more about each topic: physical activity, vending machines and school stores, marketing, district wellness policies and policy impact upon student eating and activity behaviors and weight. Once you have viewed the presentations and other resources, please complete a short evaluation form.

Activity

toben_nelsonPolicies and Practices to Promote Physical Activity in Minnesota        

Presented by Toben F Nelson, ScD 

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Vending

caitlin_caspiLess Healthy Food and Beverage Practices in Minnesota Schools       

Presented by Caitlin Caspi, ScD 

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Marketing

nicole_larsonPromotions for Healthy and Unhealthy Foods in Minnesota Schools

Presented by Nicole Larson PhD, MPH, RDN          

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Wellness

marilyn-susie-nanney2013 Minnesota School District Wellness Policy Scores, Student Behaviors, and Body Mass Index 

Presented by Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD 

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Impact

marilyn-susie-nanneyAre Minnesota School Policies and Practices Effective?

Presented by Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD 

 

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Publications

Uses of Research Evidence in the State Legislative Process to Promote Active Environments in Minnesota.