Policy Changes

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Objective: Obesity is a significant health concern in the United States. In 2012, more than one third of all U.S. children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Causes of obesity are complex and include behavioral, social, biological and environmental factors. Ignite is a five year, tri-state (Ohio, South Dakota and Kansas), and quasi-experimental project, including one control and one intervention community from each state. Using the community-based participatory research (CBPR) process each intervention community will create and implement nutrition and physical activity programs addressing overweight and obesity among 6–8th grade youth. The objective of this paper is to report the policy changes supporting healthful behaviors that have been implemented due to Ignite.

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The FASEB Journal



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Abstract Number: 674.1

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