Youth PA

Waco-McLennan County Active Living Plan

Project to evaluate active living in the Waco community

Effectiveness of disseminating school physical activity information on Facebook during a pandemic: A mixed method analysis

**Background:** Social media is an important communication tool during times of crisis because of its vast reach. Understanding the effectiveness of sharing public health guidance and promoting schoolchildren's physical activity during the COVID-19 …

Maternal perceptions of physical activity spaces for children in Texas border colonias

This study examined differences in mother-reported physical activity (PA) and screen time (ST) based on child sex and mothers’ perceptions of PA resources for Mexican-heritage (MH) children residing in Texas-Mexico border colonias. Mothers with …

The effects of Play Streets on social and community connectedness in rural communities

Promoting physical activity (PA) is a long-standing public health initiative to improve overall health and wellbeing. Innovative strategies such as Play Streets, temporary activation of public spaces to provide safe places for active play, are being …

Implications of race and ethnicity for child physical activity and social connections at summer care programs

Latinx and African American children are disproportionately affected by obesity and often do not engage in enough physical activity (PA) to yield health benefits. Because children are less active during the summer compared to the school year, summer …

Environmental Scan of Black/African American Expert Discussion on Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations

Project contracted by CDC and SOPHE

Sex Differences in Play Networks and Self-Reported Physical Activity Among Children at Summer Care Programs

This study examined sex differences in child friendship networks relative to summer care programs and associations with self-reported physical activity (PA) across summer. Children (n=182; mean age = 9.93 years; SD = 1.28) at two summer care programs …

Perceived physical activity competence spatial autocorrelation among adolescent friendship networks at a summer care program

**Introduction:** Latinx and African American children are disproportionately affected by obesity and often do not engage in enough physical activity (PA) to yield health benefits. Because children are less active during the summer compared to the …

Will you play with me? Changes in frequency of active play with social network for Mexican-heritage children participating in a father-focused health program

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Child physical activity (PA) and active play are beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional health; however, very few children meet PA guidelines to attain health benefits. Unfortunately, Latinx children report lower …

Differences in active play networks and self-reported physical activity among children at summer care programs

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Despite many health benefits, children engage in significantly less physical activity (PA) in summer with noted disparity between sexes. Summer care programs involve structured opportunities for PA, especially among …