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.
Expert List: Who to Call?
- Translating Research Evidence into Policy: Executive Summary
- Translating Research into Policy for Health Advocates
- Translating Research into Policy for State Agencies
- Translating Research into Policy for Legislators
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.
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