Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap was a nationally recognized research program. Our goal was to improve the understanding of how policies and environmental factors affect diet, physical activity and obesity among youth, as well as youth tobacco use.

What We Do

  • Identify the policy and environmental factors that have the greatest impact on diet, physical activity, obesity and tobacco use among youth.
  • Track trends and changes in these factors over time at the state, community and school levels.
  • Disseminate findings to help advance solutions for reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and preventing young people from smoking.

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Latest Research Products

Journal Article

Research Brief

School Fundraisers: Positive Changes in Foods Sold, but Room for Improvement Remains

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Research Brief

Research Brief

Disparities in Active Living Zoning Nationwide

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Research Brief

Research Brief

Active Travel to School: Percentage of Students Living in Areas with Supportive Policies

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