ReelTalk ACT II
Obesity and the Built Environment Program
Obesity, Diet, & Activity
Our study, ReelTalk Act II involved community level assessment and longitudinal telephone survey with an adolescent cohort and their parents to evaluate the relationship between the built environment and adolescent overweight in predominately rural communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. As part of our study, we asked schools to complete surveys about school food and physical activity programs, and conducted an on-onsite assessment of food and beverage options at schools.
Our report summarizes information gathered through the school survey and the school food and beverage assessments.
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