Childhood obesity is at historically high levels in the US, and epidemiological data indicate that childhood obesity and physical inactivity track into adulthood and have been associated with a variety of cancers. Therefore, addressing the obesity epidemic is particularly important given its projected impact on the health care system. Policy approaches (i.e., state laws) governing the school environment have been identified as strategies to address childhood obesity and promote healthy eating and physical activity. The Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (CLASS) was created as a resource and research tool to track the strength of state laws governing the school nutrition and physical education/activity environment.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Station Support Contracts (N03)
Project #
261201200028I-0-26100004-1
Application #
8761465
Study Section
Project Start
2013-09-15
Project End
2014-09-14
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$125,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Westat, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
049508120
City
Rockville
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
20850