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Policies

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Apr. 24, 2013 Combating Obesity through the Built Environment: Is there a Clean Path to Success? The built environment is defined as all of the physical parts of where we live, work, and play — e.g., our homes, schools, shops, restaurants, workplaces, streets, and parks. There is increasing evidence that the built environment can play a crucial role in affecting one’s activity levels and food choices and, in turn, obesity. admin Khan, F. (2011). Combating Obesity through the Built Environment: Is There a Clear Path to Success?. Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(3), 387-393. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 The School Zone and Nutrition: Courses of Action for the Municipal Sector This guide is intended for all who are concerned about the health of children. It presents, in a succinct fashion, a few possible courses of action for municipalities wishing to improve the food environment of children by limiting the presence of fast-food restaurants near schools, with the objective of promoting public health and well-being through sound land-use planning and an appropriate... admin Quebec Public Health Association (ASPQ) Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Creating a Healthier Built Environment in BC Based on a review of the best available research, the purpose of this report is to identify and assess a number of changes related to the built environment that can effectively address these obesogenic factors and promote healthy body weight at a population level through increased physical activity and improved nutrition. admin Provincial Health Services Authority, 2007 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Creating Healthy Communities: Tools and Actions to Foster Environments for Healthy Living Policy and practice for creating healthier communities through built environment. admin Smart Growth, 2009 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Policy-maker Perspectives on Youth Health and the Built Environment: Focus Groups with Atlantic Canadian Planners As obesity rates have climbed, the planning literature has identified possible connections between health and the built environment. This paper reports on the results of focus group discussions with planners and policy-members in Atlantic Canada, a region with high youth obesity rates. Planner participants showed limited knowledge of the way that planning and zoning policies could affect healthy... admin Grant, J.L. and Manuel, P.M. (2011). Planning Practice and Research, 26(1), 43-57. Feb. 22, 2011 DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2011.542057 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Canadian Child and Youth-Friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines This document sets out the Canadian Child-and Youth-friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines. The guidelines are elaborated more fully in ten Guidelines documents, one for each province, each about 80 pages in length. admin Centre for Sustainable Transportation (2010), Link
Apr. 24, 2013 After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It This research brief draws on seminal research and evaluation studies to address two primary questions: (a) Does participation in after school programs make a difference, and, if so (b) what conditions appear to be necessary to achieve positive results? The brief concludes with a set of questions to spur conversation about the evolving role of after school in efforts to expand time and... admin Priscilla M.D. Little, Christopher Wimer, Heather B. Weiss (2008), After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It, Harvard Family Research Project #10, Harvard Graduate School of Education Link
Apr. 24, 2013 School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Empirical research on the effects of school sport policies on children’s physical activity is limited. This study examined sport policies (intramural vs.varsity),physical settings within schools, and supervision in relation to physical activity using the System for Observing Play and Leisure in Youth(SOPLAY). admin Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M.A., Cerin, E., Floyd, M.F., Casper, J.M., Suau, L.J., McKenzie, T.L. (2012). School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Health & Place, 18(1), 31-38. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Addressing the After School Hours: An Environmental Scan of After-School Programming Outside of Licensed Childcare for Children Aged 6 to 12 in BC This scan is comprised of research, an online survey and interviews with provincial stakeholders to assess the strengths of after-school programming, what gaps need to be addressed and recommendations for future work in this area. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association, Addressing the After School Hours: An Environmental Scan of After-School Programming Outside of Licensed Childcare for Children Aged 6 to 12 in BC Link
Apr. 24, 2013 CPRA - Enhancing After School Programs for Children and Youth in Canada – Discussion Paper 2011 The recent upsurge in recognition of the importance of after-school time period for children and youth has led to the awareness that there is a need for coordinated strategies locally, provincially and nationally. In this session, participants will learn about a variety of after school initiatives from across Canada that display quality, accessibility and sustainability. Participants will also... admin Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (2011), Enhancing After School Programs for Children and Youth in Canada - National Strategy Discussion Briefing document, BCRPA Symposium Link
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