Active Living and Healthy Eating in Rural New York (2013-2014)

Project Description

This project seeks to identify barriers and facilitators to active living and healthy eating for rural New York towns.


  • Cornell University
  • BCTR cooperative extension


  • Rural older adults

Research Question

What are the key active living and healthy eating barriers in the built environment identified by rural older adults?

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

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