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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New Research Products
Competitive Foods and Beverages in Elementary School Classrooms
March 2013 Report
School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 3)
February 2013 Report
School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children's Health Five Years After the Federal Mandate