Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing

This website, hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing at UC Davis, lists environmental and individual tools that have been made available through the cooperation of many different organizations, groups, and agencies from both the public and private sectors. This compilation of tools can be used to evaluate environmental factors such as: walkability of a community; availability of healthy food in grocery stores; social supports for diet behaviors; or organizational characteristics of a worksite.

Tools that have been formally validated are indicated in the description. Those that have not been validated have been developed by experienced researchers and program planners, using tested questions of others, expert reviewers, and pre-testing to guide their development.