State school nutrition and physical activity policy environments and youth obesity.

@article{Nanney2010StateSN,
  title={State school nutrition and physical activity policy environments and youth obesity.},
  author={Marilyn S. Nanney and Toben F Nelson and Melanie Wall and Tarek Haddad and Martha Young Kubik and Melissa N Laska and Mary Story},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
BACKGROUND With the epidemic of childhood obesity, there is national interest in state-level school policies related to nutrition and physical activity, policies adopted by states, and relationships to youth obesity. PURPOSE This study develops a comprehensive state-level approach to characterize the overall obesity prevention policy environment for schools and links the policy environments to youth obesity for each state. METHODS Using 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS… CONTINUE READING
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