Let's Move! Missoula is rooted in research that empowers us to understand the issues of physical activity and nutrition and more specifically the health disparities and barriers to health within our community. Through national research and local data, we devise strategies to improve the health of all kids and residents.
Some research that informs our work:
Physical Activity in School Settings
Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity & Academic Performance, Active Living Research
Youth Physical Activity: The Role of Schools, Centers for Disease Control
General Physical Activity
Physical Activity Guidelines, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Creating a Healthy Place
Missoula County BMI Surveillance Project
LM!M collected the body mass index (BMI) measurements from third graders in Missoula County for 9 years. The Missoula County BMI Surveillance Project tracked our population's health. It was not used for individual diagnoses or screening. Measurements were completely anonymous and children could opt out. The CDC recommended BMI for population health.