Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE)

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THIS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY INACTIVE

Project Overview

The Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) project is a collaborative effort that will study the impact of two recent policies: the Safe Routes to School program and an important rule revision to the federal food allocation package administered by the Texas Women, Infants and Children program.

Download our latest infographic: Our Kids Want To Walk the Walk!
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Project update: With new funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we will be surveying and interviewing state legislators during the 83rd Texas Legislative session to assess their public health knowledge, attitudes, and health beliefs.  Information gathered from the survey and interviews will be used to assist our policy-focused partners in developing effective communications and strategic dissemination approaches aimed at encouraging and sustaining childhood obesity as one of the State’s major preventable public health issues requiring legislative action.

2013 Texas Health Perception Survey:
Eighty-three Texas legislators were surveyed to identify knowledge and perceptions about obesity prevention and control measures.  Legislators from both political parties and legislative chambers responded to the survey.  The 2013 Texas Health Perception Survey was conducted as a collaborative effort between the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health and the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.

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The Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) project will evaluate the implementation and impact of two policies in Texas: (1) the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program administered through the Texas Department of Transportation; and (2) the program rule revising the federal food allocation package administered through Texas Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Texas Department of State Health Services. The project builds upon substantial ongoing statewide attention to childhood obesity prevention at the state level by coordinating its activities with the Live Smart Texas (LST) Steering Committee and by utilizing the Texas Obesity Policy Research Advisory Council (TOPRAC) as an internal statewide sounding board for issues surrounding policy research, implementation, dissemination, and action. Co-Led by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin (Co-PI: Deanna Hoelscher) and the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (Co-PI: Marcia Ory) this project draws in expertise from multiple academic centers, state agencies, policy institutes, and community organizations throughout the State of Texas.

This project is a collaborative effort with Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, Texas Health Institute, Partnership for a Healthy Texas, and Live Smart Texas.


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Make Sure All Texans Get A’s in Healthy Eating!

7/28/15 - This infographic shows how the food shopping environment has a strong influence on what foods families ultimately buy and consume, and their subsequent health outcomes.

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Asegúrate de que todos los Tejanos reciban un Diez en Alimentación Saludable!

7/28/15 - Esta infografía muestra cómo el entorno de compra de alimentos tiene una gran influencia en qué alimentos las familias compran y consumen, y sus resultados de salud posteriores.

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Our Kids Want to Walk the Walk

1/12/15 - This infographic shows findings and recommendations from the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation Project.

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Our Kids Want to Walk the Walk (PowerPoint)

1/10/15 - Download this PowerPoint version of the T-COPPE "Our Kids Want To Walk the Walk" infographic. Includes list of sources.

2013 Texas Health Perception Survey Report

Eighty-three Texas legislators were surveyed to identify knowledge and perceptions about obesity prevention and control measures. Legislators from both political parties and legislative chambers responded to the survey.

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2013 Texas Health Perception Survey Brief

One-page summary of the 2013 Texas Health Perception Survey results.

A Contextual Look at Safe Routes to School Implementation in Texas

(Atteberry H, Dowdy D, Oluyomi A, Nichols D, Ory MG, & Hoelscher DM; Environment & Behavior; 2016)

Parental safety concerns and active school commute: correlates across multiple domains in the home-to-school journey

(Oluyomi AO, Lee C, Nehme E, Dowdy D, Ory MG, Hoelscher DM; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act; 2014)

T-COPPE School Environment Audit Tool: Assessing safety and walkability of school environments

(Lee CD, Ory MG, HyungJin, Dowdy D, Hoelscher DM; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 2013)

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Alexandra (Sandra) van den Berg, MPH, PhD

Principal Investigator, GAVA Evaluation Study; Co-Investigator, Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation Photo of Deanna Hoelscher

Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA

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Tiffni Menendez, MPH

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Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES

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Nalini Ranjit, PhD

Principal Investigator, Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation; Co-Principal Investigator, GAVA Evaluation Study Photo of Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Project Director, Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation; School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Project Director; Texas Grow! Eat! Go! (TGEG)/Project Director; Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE)/Project Coordinator
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When walking your child home from school is a crime.

A school in the Houston-area is making headlines for its policy regarding students walking home from school: it’s not allowed.
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2013 Texas Health Perception Survey Results

Eighty-three Texas legislators were surveyed to identify knowledge and perceptions about obesity prevention and control measures. Results from the 2013 Texas Health Perception Survey.