Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

STUDY: A validated tool to effectively assess nutrition and physical activity environments and behaviors in after school settings.

An HPRC study found that the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity Observational Practice Assessment Tool (OSNAP-OPAT) can assist researchers and practitioners in validly assessing nutrition and physical activity environments and behaviors in afterschool settings.

Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair

Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair, addresses the practical side of drinking water in schools by outlining the steps needed to provide adequate numbers of properly maintained drinking fountains and tap water dispensers in school buildings. It is designed for the people who make our nation’s schools … Continue reading “Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair”

HPRC study demonstrates sustainable approach to addressing overweight risk among children

Primary care is an opportune setting to contribute to obesity prevention and treatment. However, there is limited evidence for effective and sustainable interventions in primary care. The Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative (MYOC) successfully affected office systems, provider behavior, and patient experience, back in 2009. This follow-up study by HPRC’s Dr. Steven Gortmaker and Dr. Michele Polacsek found  … Continue reading “HPRC study demonstrates sustainable approach to addressing overweight risk among children”