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A General Overview of School Physical Activity and Nutrition Intervention Programs
A 28-page comprehensive listing of nationwide school physical activity and nutrition intervention programs. Includes ages served, program goals, accomplishments, and contact information.
http://chp.ilsi.org/NR/rdonlyres/1287022A-3300-426A-ACCF-C87D5CEA1348/0/SchoolHCCommtyProgramsListILSICHP041206.pdf
A Nation at Risk: Obesity in the United States Statistical Sourcebook
Overweight and obesity, especially among children, have emerged as serious threats to our nation's health. They have risen rapidly among women, men and children of all racial and ethnic groups. And the ...
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030527
Action for Healthy Kids: The Learning Connection:
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools. An outgrowth of ...
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/docs/specialreports/Learning%20Connection%20Full%20Report%20Color.pdf
Active Living, the Built Environment, and the Policy Agenda
The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law has published a special issue, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, featuring articles on the impact of biking, trails, land-use policy, ...
http://www.activelivingresearch.org/resourcesearch/journalspecialissues
American Fitness Alliance
The AFA's mission is to improve young people's fitness and health by promoting physical activity and other healthy behaviors. AFA's objective is to provide a national resource center for ...
http://www.americanfitness.net/
Assessing the Diet, Exercise, Body Image, and Weight of Adolescents: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners
This brief discusses diet, exercise, body image, and weight and also provides information for practitioners on how to measure these factors among youth in their program.
http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2007_03_14_RB_TeenDietandOST.pdf
Bright Futures in Practice- Physical Activity
Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity (2001) was developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services. It provides developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy ...
http://www.brightfutures.org/physicalactivity/about.htm
California Physical Fitness Test: A Study of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in California Using 2004 Test Results
Prepared by the California Department of Education, this report provides further validation of previous correlational research by documenting the relationship between fitness and academic achievement and the strength of this ...
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/documents/2004pftresults.doc
California Physical Fitness Test: A Study of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement in California Using 2004 Test Results
In April 2005, California Dept. of Education released the results of a study examining the relationship between test scores and physical fitness. Findings show a strong positive relationship between ...
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/documents/2004pftresults.doc
CDC Report- High Risk Behavior and Physical Activity
2003 CDC Report on youth risk behaviors and moderating factors- physical activity is broken down by state. You can compare different locations and look at changes over time.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/yrbss/CategoryQuestions.asp?Cat=6&desc=Physical%20Activity
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