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.
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.
School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children's Health Five Years After the Federal Mandate. School Years 2006-07 through 2010-11. Volume 3. (February 2013)
Turner L, Johnson TG, Slater SJ, Chaloupka FJ. Physical activity practices in elementary schools and associations with physical education staffing and training. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(4):488-501, 2014. [View abstract]
Ohri-Vachaspati P, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Powell LM, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Child-directed marketing inside and on the exterior of fast food restaurants. Am J Prev Med. 2014 [E-pub ahead of print] [View abstract]
Zenk SN, Powell LM, Rimkus L, Isgor Z, Barker DC, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka F. Relative and absolute availability of healthier food and beverage alternatives across communities in the United States. Am J Public Health. 104(11):2170-2178, 2014. [View abstract]
Quinn C, Rimkus L, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Outdoor advertising for foods and beverages: What's being advertised and to whom? Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA. [View PDF]
Slater S, Quinn C, Chaloupka F, Johnston L. The impact of street advertising on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and weight among youth. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.
Chriqui JF, Slater SJ, Terry-McElrath Y, O'Malley P, Johnston LD, Chaloupka FJ. Physical activity-oriented zoning and walkable community associations with adolescent obesity. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting; November 2014; New Orleans, LA.
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
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2014 State-by-State Soda Tax Rates
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