Obesity, Diet, and Activity

The Community Health Research Program (CHRP) at the Hood Center for Children and Families has begun to study individual, family, school and community influences on adolescent overweight. With funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we will identify characteristics of the home, school, and community environments that influence physical activity levels and dietary patterns in adolescents and parents.

Additionally, through funding from the National Cancer Institute, we are examining the prevalence of food brand placements in movies and the impact of TV food/beverage marketing on adolescents.

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Media Influences

Family Influences

School & Community Influences