LDL Low-density lipoprotein

LEAP Lifestyle Education for Activity Program

LSRO Life Sciences Research Organization

MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MHHP Minnesota Heart Health Program

MOVE Measurement of the Value of Exercise Project

M-SPAN Middle-School Physical Activity and Nutrition

NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials

NASPE National Association for Sport and Physical Education

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NEA National Education Association

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHES National Health Examination Survey

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHS National Health Service (United Kingdom)

NHTS National Household Travel Survey

NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH National Institutes of Health

NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act

NLSAH National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

NLSY National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

NPTS National Personal Transportation Survey

NRC National Research Council

NSLP National School Lunch Program

OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PE Physical education

PPHEAL Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living

RCT Randomized controlled trial

RDA Recommended Dietary Allowance

RWJF The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SARS Severe acute respiratory syndrome

SBP School Breakfast Program



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