Our team routinely publishes in diverse outlets.

Below, find CRESP reports and journal articles on issues of education, nutrition, health, and social policy. Use the search bar to narrow the selection by author, title, description, or keywords.

Publications

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The Social Dynamics of Healthy Food Shopping and Store Choice in an Urban Environment

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To respond to the high prevalence of obesity and its associated health consequences, recent food research and policy have focused on neighborhood food environments, especially the links between health and retail mix, proximity of food outlets, and type …

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Consumer Taste Tests and Milk Preference in Low-Income, Urban Supermarkets

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Objective: To explore shoppers’ responses to the taste of different types of cow’s milk in a blind taste test and to examine their willingness to purchase lower-fat milk as part of an in-store marketing intervention. Design: Participants were recruited …

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What Are the Effects of Teacher Education and Preparation on Beginning Teacher Attrition?

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This study addresses the question: Do the kinds and amounts of pre-service education and preparation that beginning teachers receive before they start teaching have any impact on whether they leave teaching? Authors Richard Ingersoll, Lisa Merrill, and …

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Design and Evaluation of the “Our Healthy Block” Pilot Program

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Informed by a mixed-methods assessment of residents’ shopping and physical activity patterns and barriers and facilitators to healthy food access and activity, and observational assessments of local food environments, we engaged community members in de …

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Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by SNAP Participants

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The plan for leveraging a nutrition labeling system and the incentive approaches for promoting healthy choices described in this report were developed through a review of the literature, expert consultation, and consideration of ongoing initiatives to …

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In an Urban Neighborhood, Who is Physically Active and Where?

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Previous research has shown differences in adult physical activity (PA) levels within an urban population, in what types of activities they participated, and where they were active. A sample of 514 urban Philadelphia adult residents was surveyed about …

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Placement and Promotion Strategies to Increase Sales of Healthier Products in Supermarkets in Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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The greater presence of supermarkets in low-income, high-minority neighborhoods has the potential to positively affect diet quality among those at greatest risk of obesity. In-store marketing strategies that draw attention to healthier products may be …

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Lessons Learned from Small Store Programs to Increase Healthy Food Access

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Guidance for researchers and practitioners wishing to design, implement, and evaluate small store interventions. Keywords: Customer relationships, store owner, healthy foods, healthier foods, stocking food, evaluation, dissemination, health, food J. Gi …

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Evaluation Matters: Getting the Information You Need from Your Evaluation

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This guide is written for educators. The primary intended audience is state- and district-level educators (e.g., curriculum supervisors, district office personnel, and state-level administrators). Teachers, school administrators, and board members also …

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Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery | Year One Report, 2011-12

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Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a sp …

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