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
Student Reactions During the First Year of Updated School Lunch Nutrition Standards
Perceived Reactions of Elementary School Students to Changes in School Lunches after Implementation of the USDA’s New Meals Standards: Minimal Backlash, but Rural and Socioeconomic Disparities Exist
Bridging the Gap and CDC Local School Wellness Policy Briefs
Promoting Health through Local School Wellness Policies