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
School Fundraisers: Positive Changes in Foods Sold, but Room for Improvement Remains
Disparities in Active Living Zoning Nationwide
Active Travel to School: Percentage of Students Living in Areas with Supportive Policies