This page highlights some of the most recent products of Bridging the Gap.  Products posted here are compiled across all of our research projects and initiatives. In order to see a more complete list of research briefs, monographs, journal articles, etc., click on one of the page links above or one of the "View More" links below.

Research Briefs

Land Use Physical Activity Brief

Bridging the Gap launched a research brief series to share quick and concise research results, as well as policy implications, on a range of topics.  These briefs report on findings from all of our data collection and analysis activities, including those examining state laws, local policies, community built environments, school practices, and more.

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Monographs and Other Major Reports

Bridging the Gap's monographs, chartbooks, and other major reports provide comprehensive data and illustrate trends and disparities in health-related policies, practices, and environments nationwide.

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Journal Articles

Powell LM, Kumanyika SK, Isgor Z, Rimkus LM, Zenk SN and Chaloupka FJ. Price promotions for food and beverage products in a nationwide sample of food stores. Prev Med. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]

Isgor Z, Powell LM, Rimkus LM and Chaloupka FJ. Associations between retail food store exterior advertisements and community demographic and socioeconomic composition. Health & Place. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]

Turner L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell LM and Chaloupka FJ. Improvements and disparities in types of foods and milk beverages offered in elementary school lunches, 2006–07 to 2013–14. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016. [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]

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Powell LM, et al. Televised fast-food advertising: what children see and its impact on food and beverage choices. Presented at the Healthy Eating Research Annual Meeting; February 2015; Baltimore, MD.

Barker DC, et al. Availability of healthy food products at check-out nationwide, 2010-2012. Presented at the Healthy Eating Research Annual Grantee Meeting; February 2015; Baltimore, MD.

Chaloupka FJ. Public health and revenue implications of a sugar sweetened beverage tax in Vermont. Invited testimony for the Vermont House Ways and Means Committee; March 11, 2015. [View PDF]

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Fact Sheets and Other Resources

Bassler EJ, Chriqui JF, Stagg K, Schneider LM, Infusino K, Asada Y. Controlling junk food and the bottom line: case studies of schools successfully implementing strong nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages. Illinois Public Health Inst. 2013. [View Report]

2014 State Soda Tax Map

Download a map showing sales tax rates for regular, sugar-sweetened soda in each state

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2014 State-by-State Soda Tax Rates

See a summary of the latest sales tax rates for regular, sugar-sweetened soda in each state

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