Products

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

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]

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Presentations

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.

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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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