Physical Activity and Disabilities

Community gardens may produce more than vegetables

People who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower body mass index—as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese—than do their non-gardening neighbors.

Community gardening could carry health benefits

Going green may have a big impact on your well-being and belt size.New research out of the University of Utah finds people who take part in a community garden are less likely to be overweight or obese when compared to their non-gardening neighbors.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2012)

The Active Living by Design grant program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2003-2009, is featured in a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4 - November 2012). Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, the AJPM supplement focuses on evaluation of the five-year grant program and features a variety of commentaries, an in-depth assessment of the 5P Community Action Model, cross-site analysis and results from a number of grantee communities. View the supplement and individual manuscripts here.
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