Policy, Practice or Research Impacts:
This is one of few studies to look at correlations between parents’ and children’s perceptions of their neighborhoods and to investigate the built environment and social context variables related to physical activity in children. The study can help to guide policy changes in an area of great interest (childhood obesity) to researchers, policy makers, and the public.
Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley
Professor William Satariano
National Institute of Mental Health, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program.