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Publications & Research

SPARK Research and Special Projects

SPARK has been chosen by many universities and prominent organizations to meet the goals of their research studies and/or projects.

Funded by NIH-NHLBI (National Institutes of Health and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), 1989-1996. Nationally funded study of the development and implementation of a health-related physical education and behavior change program for elementary schools (14 schools, 2 districts) (See Publications page for SPARK articles.)

University affiliations: San Diego State University

Study location: Encinitas and Poway, CA

Principal Investigators/Key Staff: Dr. Jim Sallis, Dr. Thom McKenzie, Paul Rosengard, BJ Williston (1 year), Kecia Carrasco