Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URAP)

Exceed Expectations

GROW Healthy Kids and Communities strives to provide an enriching opportunity for achieving undergraduate students to apply their interests in researching nutrition and physical activity as it relates to the prevention of childhood obesity. We are proud of our Undergraduate Research Awards Program (URAP) apprentices and the accomplishments they have achieved throughout their experience with GROW Healthy Kids and Communities.

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Evaluating the Reach, Effectiveness, and Adoption of an Extension Family & Community Health Program Implemented to Change the Rural Context for Weight Health (PDF)
Brooke Mischkot, URAP Apprentice
May 2016

Examining the Utility of the School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environmental Tool (SPAN-ET) as Implemented by SNAP-Ed Practitioners (PDF)
Claire Chappuis, URAP Apprentice
May 2015

Exploring Community Resources and Readiness in Relation to Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Western America (PDF)
Deanna Kunkle, URAP Apprentice
May 2015

Examining the Rural Family Home Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment (PDF)
Carolyn Booth, URAP Apprentice
May 2014

Exploring Rural People's Perceptions of Weight-Healthy Attributes of Community Place (PDF)
Bridget Jamieson, URAP Apprentice
May 2014

Examining Rural Resources and Readiness to Change the Context for Obesity Prevention (PDF)
Ann Marie Richards, URAP Apprentice
May 2014

Examining the School Environment (PDF)
Emily VanMeter, URAP Apprentice
May 2014



This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2011-68001-30020. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.