Bob Nichols, USDA

Our Nutrition and Healthy Eating Work

GROW Healthy Kids and Communities

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities was an integrated research, education, and Extension program to inspire communities, schools, and families to create environments that make it easy for children to eat healthfully and be physically active.

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HEAL MAPPS™

HEAL MAPPS™ helps community stakeholders document people’s experience of place with respect to supports and barriers for habitual healthy eating and physical activity.

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SPAN-ET

The School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Tool (SPAN-ET) was developed to assess school resources and readiness to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, suggest appropriate improvement strategies, and score impacts resulting from environmentally-based treatments.

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