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Built Environment Assessment and Interventions for Obesity Prevention

Moving the Field Forward
  • Karen Glanz
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    Address correspondence to: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania, 801 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia PA 19104
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    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Erica L. Davis
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    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute (www.med.upenn.edu/beat/) was developed to prepare and encourage investigators and practitioners to use observational and self-reported measures of nutrition and activity environments and related behavioral assessments. This focused training Institute integrated the disciplinary foci of nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, urban planning, and transportation.
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