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Apr. 24, 2013 Connecting Active Living Research and Public Policy: Transdisciplinary Research and Policy Interventions to Increase Physical Activity National and international organizations recommend creation of environments that support physical activity where people live, work, play, study, and travel. Policy changes can lead to activity-supportive environments and incentives. Commentaries propose principles for improving the translation of research to policy. Improving the rigor of research, asking policy-relevant questions, presenting... admin Schilling, J. M., Giles-Corti, B., & Sallis, J. F. (2009). Connecting Active Living Research and Public Policy: Transdisciplinary Research and Policy Interventions to Increase Physical Activity. Journal Of Public Health Policy, 30S1-S15. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity: A Review of Evidence about Parks and Recreation. Research on physical activity (PA) has expanded in recent years to examine environmental influences that enhance or limit the opportunities people have to be active. The purpose of this study was to review and critically examine evidence related to parks and recreation as features of the built environment and the relationship of these settings to PA. admin Kaczynski, A. T., & Henderson, K. A. (2007). Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity: A Review of Evidence about Parks and Recreation. Leisure Sciences, 29(4), 315-354. Link
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 Fact Sheet - Transportation Facts, Healthy and Fitness Fact sheet on health and fitness benefits of active transport admin Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) 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 Built Environment & Active Transportation (BEAT) Community Planning Grant Program The BEAT Initiative was focused on creating more supportive environments for physical activity by addressing community design, policy and transportation planning. One of the main components of the BEAT Initiative was the Community Planning Grant program which was co-led by UBCM and BCRPA. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association and Union of BC Municipalities (2010), BEAT, Physical Activity Strategy Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Youth Obesity: Progress and Directions Progress and directions - policy and practice. admin Poster Presentation as part of ENACT - Environment, Nutrition and Physical Activity Project Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Barriers to Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Youth Obesity: Policy-maker Perspectives To identify factors which limit the ability of local governments to make appropriate investments in the built environment to promote youth health and reduce obesity outcomes in Atlantic Canada. admin Grant, J.L., MacKay, K.C., Manuel, P.M., & McHugh, T-L. (2010). Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 237-40. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Youth in Rural, Suburban and Urban Neighbourhood Types Physical activity and nutrition are essential to healthy living and particularly important during youth, when growth and development are key. This study examined rates of physical activity (PA) and diet quality (DQ) among youth in grades 7 to 9 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the 2008/09 school year and tested differences among students in rural, urban and suburban neighbourhood types of high and... admin Cindy Shearer, Chris Blanchard, Sara Kirk, Renee Lyons, Trevor Dummer, Robert Pitter, Daniel Rainham, Laurene Rehman, Chris Shields and Meaghan Sim. (2012). (2012) Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2012;103(Suppl. 3):555-560 Link
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