Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap is a nationally recognized research program. Our goal is 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
December 2014 Report
School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results. 2006-07 through 2012-13.
Will the USDA’s School Food Standards Make a Difference in Childhood Obesity?
Most US Public Elementary Schools Provide Students Only Minimal Time to Eat Lunch