Understanding and addressing barriers to implementation of environmental and policy interventions to support physical activity and healthy eating in rural communities.

@article{Barnidge2013UnderstandingAA,
  title={Understanding and addressing barriers to implementation of environmental and policy interventions to support physical activity and healthy eating in rural communities.},
  author={Ellen K. Barnidge and Catherine Radvanyi and Kathleen Duggan and Freda Motton and Imogene Wiggs and Elizabeth A Baker and Ross C. Brownson},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={97-105}
}
PURPOSE Rural residents are at greater risk of obesity than urban and suburban residents. Failure to meet physical activity and healthy eating recommendations play a role. Emerging evidence shows the effectiveness of environmental and policy interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Yet most of the evidence comes from urban and suburban communities. The objectives of this study were to (1) identify types of environmental and policy interventions being implemented in rural… CONTINUE READING

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