This project developed a statewide comprehensive policy database of Missouri’s existing local policies on healthy eating and active living. The policies focused on schools, after school programs/child care, government, healthcare, worksites, communities/neighborhoods.
Principal Investigator: Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD
Co-Investigators: Ross Brownson, PhD; Michael Elliott, PhD
Research staff: Scoie Green, MPH; Rebecca Schermbeck, MPH, RD; Elsa Taricone, MPH; Ashby Tyler
Graduate Research Assistants: Jamie Phillips
Project Dates: 2008-2011
Haire-Joshu, D., Elliott, M., Schermbeck, R., Taricone, E., Green, S., Brownson, R,C. Surveillance of obesity-related policies in multiple environments; the Missouri Obesity, Nutrition, and Activity Policy Database, 2007-2009. 2010. Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(4):A80.
Haire-Joshu, D., Missouri Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies: Where Do We Stand? Missouri Foundation for Health, Healthy and Active Communities Convening Conference (July 2010)
Haire-Joshu, D., Healthy Eating and Active Living in Missouri: A State-wide Policy Assessment. The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (November, 2009)
Haire-Joshu, D., Healthy Eating and Active Living in Missouri: A State-wide Policy Assessment. Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (October, 2009)