The Balance Project: Bringing Healthy Eating and Active Living to Children’s Environments . Grantees Conference Call November 1, 2007. Children in Balance Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University . Social Ecological Model.
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Bringing Healthy Eating and Active Living to Children’s Environments
Grantees Conference Call
November 1, 2007
Children in Balance
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Eat Smart. Play Hard.
and sustain change
We effectively decreased BMI z-score in a group of high risk children through a community-based environmental change intervention. 
 Economos CD, Hyatt RR, Goldberg JP, Must A, Naumova EN, Collins JJ, Nelson ME. “A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-Score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results.” Obesity. (May) 2007;15(5).
November 15, 2007 – Required Letter of Intent Due
December 17, 2007 – Full Applications Due
January/February 2008 – Key informant interviews and one-day site visits conducted with finalists
March 3, 2008 – Award letters sent to 3 intervention communities and 3 control communities
May 1, 2008 – Budget and workplan due. Hiring of Project Manager underway.