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Fiester, Leila – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
An estimated 12.5 million American children and teens are obese. Over time, the diseases and disabilities associated with obesity may undermine this population's health and result in substantial social and economic costs. Policies that address children's nutrition and physical activity are an important tool in reversing the obesity epidemic. More…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Geisz, Mary B. – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2008
Samuels & Associates, a research and evaluation firm based in Oakland, California, organized the National Evaluation and Measurement Meeting on School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, held on May 6 and 7, 2004 in San Francisco. The purpose of the meeting was to develop consensus regarding measures and tools to evaluate school-based…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities