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The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) Health & Environment Program released an infographic, Children & Nature: Being Active in Nature Makes Kids Healthier, to show the many benefits of being active in nature for children, Active Living Research reports on its blog.
Some of the facts include:
- Children living within a 1/2 mile of a park are more likely to have higher levels of physical activity.
- Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be overweight by 27-41%.
- Children have lost 25% of playtime and 50% of unstructured outdoor activity over recent decades.
Check out the latest funding opportunities in Latino childhood obesity research:
Healthy Eating Research Rapid Response Grants
Healthy Eating Research, an RWJF national program, is seeking grant proposals for studies examining policy and environmental strategies that have a strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent obesity, especially among low-income and racial/ethnic populations. Concept papers are due Sept. 1.
NIH Pioneer and New Innovator Awards
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks proposals for 2011 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards, which support scientists who take innovative, high-impact approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. application deadlines are Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, 2010.
Ladder to Leadership
Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders seeks to help local, early- to mid-career professionals serving vulnerable populations develop leadership skills. The next opening, for Kansas City, Mo., is scheduled for Fall 2010.
Active Living Research Grants
Active Living Research, an RWJF national program, is seeking proposals for studies of emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Letters of intent may be submitted until July 1, 2011.
Several other entities compile a variety of obesity-related research funding opportunities that are currently seeking applications:
NIH Obesity Grants
NCCOR Obesity Grants
Live Smart Texas
Parks nationwide provide space and opportunity for children and adults to be physically active, but a new review by Active Living Research identifies many ways to further leverage the capacity of America’s parks to help more people achieve recommended physical activity levels.
Parks, Playgrounds and Active Living summarizes the growing body of evidence on how park proximity, size and features impact physical activity, especially among populations who are at high risk for being inactive and/or obese.
According to the review by Active Living Research grantee Andrew Mowen:
- Having more parks and more park area in a community is associated with higher physical activity levels.
- Lower-income populations and some racial and ethnic populations have limited access to parks and recreational facilities. These disparities partially explain lower physical activity levels among these populations.
Mowen concludes that the capacity of parks to increase physical activity levels and promote overall health among American children and adults is not fully realized and identifies areas where more research is needed.
Check out the latest in funding opportunities related to Latinos:
NIH Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for Recovery Act Limited Competition: The NIH Director’s ARRA Funded Pathfinder Award to Promote Diversity in the Scientific Workforce (DP4). This funding opportunity introduces a new research grant program to encourage exceptionally creative individual scientists to develop highly innovative and possibly transforming approaches for promoting diversity in the biomedical, behavioral and other research fields. Letter of intent are due April 5, 2010.
RWJF New Connections Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals for New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming. The program aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the RWJF. The program invites junior investigator scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities to address specific questions posed by one of RWJF’s program areas, including childhood obesity. Brief proposals are due April 7, 2010.
Active Living Research Grants
Active Living Research, an RWJF national program, seeks applications for research grants to inform policy and environmental strategies for boosting youths’ physical activity, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. Applications are due April 14, 2010.