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NIK: Neighborhood Influences on Kids NIK

Led by Dr. Brian Saelens from the University of Washington, this observational study aims to evaluate cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of neighborhood-level activity and nutrition environments with children's weight status and obesity.

http://nikproject.org

Publications:

Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Frank LD, Couch SC, Zhou C, Colburn T, Cain KL, Chapman J, Glanz K. Obesogenic neighborhood environments related to child and parent obesity: The Neighborhood Impact on Kids (NIK) Study. In Press, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012.

Frank LD, Saelens BE, Chapman J, Sallis JF, Kerr J, Glanz K, Couch SC, Learnihan V, Zhou C, Colburn T, Cain C. Objective assessment of obesogenic environments in youth: GIS methods and spatial findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids (NIK) Study. In Press, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012.

Glanz K, Steffen AD. Development and Reliability Testing for Measures of Psychosocial Constructs Associated with Adolescent Girls' Calcium Intake. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(5):857-61, May 2008.

van Assema P, Glanz K, Martens M, Brug J. Differences between parents' and adolescents' perceptions of family food rules and availability. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39: 84-89, 2007.

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