Myron F Floyd
Affiliation: North Carolina State University
- Active living research in diverse and disadvantaged communities stimulating dialogue and policy solutionsMyron F Floyd
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:271-4. 2008
- Park-based physical activity in diverse communities of two U.S. cities. An observational studyMyron F Floyd
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 8004, USA
Am J Prev Med 34:299-305. 2008..Systematic study of human behavior in public parks and specific activity settings can inform policy to promote physical activity in diverse communities...
- Measurement of park and recreation environments that support physical activity in low-income communities of color: highlights of challenges and recommendationsMyron F Floyd
North Carolina State University, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:S156-60. 2009..However, existing measures should be tested and refined in varying social-ecologic conditions, and new tools should be developed specifically for nuances associated with low-income minority communities...
- School sport participation under two school sport policies: comparisons by race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic statusMichael A Kanters
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, NC State University, Campus Box 8004, Raleigh, NC 27695 8004, USA
Ann Behav Med 45:S113-21. 2013..However, school sport is often limited to a small number of elite athletes. Few schools provide more inclusive sport programs that offer a wider array of activities regardless of ability...
- Energy expenditure associated with the use of neighborhood parks in 2 citiesLuis J Suau
Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 18:440-4. 2012..Availability of public neighborhood parks is associated with physical activity. Little is known about how parks contribute to population energy balance...
- School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school childrenJason N Bocarro
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, Raleigh, NC 27695 8004, USA
Health Place 18:31-8. 2012..Adult supervision was not associated with children's physical activity levels. Finally, descriptive results showed athletic facilities were under-utilized in all schools...
- Park-based physical activity among children and adolescentsMyron F Floyd
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695 8004, USA
Am J Prev Med 41:258-65. 2011..Availability of parks is associated with higher levels of physical activity among children and adolescents. Few studies examine actual park use and park-based physical activity in these populations...
- Shared use of school facilities with community organizations and afterschool physical activity program participation: a cost-benefit assessmentMichael A Kanters
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, C B 8004, Raleigh, NC 27695
J Sch Health 84:302-9. 2014..This study examined shared use of middle school facilities, the amount and type of afterschool physical activity programs provided at middle schools together with the costs of operating the facilities...
- "Just let me play!" - understanding constraints that limit adolescent sport participationJonathan M Casper
Dept of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management and faculty fellows of IPARC, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
J Phys Act Health 8:S32-9. 2011..However, participation in youth sport declines significantly among both boys and girls during their middle school years. This study examined middle school students' perceived constraints to sport participation...
- Environmental justice: a framework for collaboration between the public health and parks and recreation fields to study disparities in physical activityWendell C Taylor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Phys Act Health 4:S50-63. 2007..This disparity is an environmental justice (EJ) issue because of the negative impact on the health of low-income and racial/ethnic minorities...