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California Statewide Surveys

The three statewide surveys of diet and physical activity practices among adults, teens, and children are important tools in gauging Californian's progress toward meeting the Healthy People 2020 objectives provide vital information to guide the development of Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch activities and programs.

  • California Dietary Practices Survey (CDPS)
  • California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)
  • California Children's Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (CalCHEEPS)
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    Research Briefs from the Statewide Surveys

    Rider, CD, Yuan, H, Biehl, M. Californian Adolescents Are More Physically Active When They Have Greater Opportunities for Physical Activity in Their School and Community. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health; 2014. (PDF) Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle, yet most teens fall short of recommended levels. This brief report presents research identifying community and school opportunities that predict how much physical activity California adolescents get. It also identifies differences in predictors for teen boys and girls that may help explain the marked gender disparities that currently exist in teen physical activity.  Effective strategies to improve access to opportunities for teens to be physically active may help Californian teens meet physical activity guidelines and improve their overall health.

      Opens a new browser window  Keihner AJ, Sugerman S, Linares AM, Rider CD, Egelski E, Mitchell PR, Hudes, M, Biehl M. Low-Income Californians with Access to Produce in Their Home, School, Work, and Community Environments Eat More Fruits and Vegetables.  Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health; 2013. (PDF)  This brief highlights the differences in fruit and vegetable intake among low-income children, teens, and adults from households receiving CalFresh based on their access to fruits and vegetables where they live, work, learn, and play. Effective strategies to improve access to fresh, healthy foods in these areas may improve the health of low-income Californians. Increased access to and consumption of healthy foods is one of the key priorities of the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California. The Network and the Public Health Institute work together to emphasize public health efforts to promote good nutrition, physically active lifestyles, and a healthy weight among low-income California families.

     Opens a new browser windowKeihner AJ, Linares AM, Rider CD, Sugerman S, Mitchell PR, Hudes, M. Education, Diet and Environmental Factors Influence Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among California Children, Teens, and Adults. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health; 2012. (PDF) In California, approximately half of children, teens, and adults drink at least one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) daily. This brief highlights the associations between SSB intake and demographic and socioeconomic factors; consumption of healthy and less healthy foods; health behaviors; psychosocial factors; and the home, work, and school environments. The California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California, in partnership with the Public Health Institute and other organizations and in conjunction with the California Obesity Prevention Plan, supports the prioritization of public health efforts that aim to promote good nutrition, physically active lifestyles, and a healthy weight among low-income California families.

    California Dietary Practices Surveys (CDPS)

    The California Dietary Practices Survey (CDPS) is the most extensive dietary and physical activity assessment of adults 18 years and older in the state of California. CDPS began in 1989, and is administered biennially in odd years. This survey was created and is analyzed by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, part of the California Department of Public Health. CDPS was designed to monitor dietary trends, especially fruit and vegetable consumption, among California adults for evaluating their progress toward meeting the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Healthy People 2020 objectives.

    For more information regarding CDPS, please contact Amanda Linares, at Amanda.Linares@cdph.ca.gov.

    Background on CDPS (PDF)Opens in a new browser window.

    Data Tables: 

  • 2013 CDPS Data Tables
  • 2011 CDPS Data Tables
  • 2009 CDPS Data Tables 
  • 2007 CDPS Data Tables 
  • 2005 CDPS Data Tables 
  • 2003 CDPS Data Tables
  • 2001 CDPS Data Tables
  • Survey Instruments:

  • 2013 CDPS Instrument (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
  • 2011 CDPS Instrument (PDF) Opens in a new browser window. 
  • 2009 CDPS Instrument (PDF) Opens in a new browser window. 
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  • 1999 CDPS Instrument (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
  • Fact Sheets:

  • Linares, A., Hudes, M., Keihner, A., & Sugerman, S. (2011). Key Facts Highlighting Barriers Latino Adults Face to Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle, 2009. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health. (PDF-English) Opens in a new browser window.  (PDF-Spanish) Opens in a new browser window.  (PowerPoint) Opens in a new browser window.   
  • Linares, A., Hudes, M., Keihner, A., & Sugerman, S. (2011). Key Facts Highlighting Barriers African American Adults Face to Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle, 2009. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health. (PDF) Opens in a new browser window.  (PowerPoint) Opens in a new browser window.     
  • Linares, A., Hudes, M., Keihner, A., & Sugerman, S. (2011). Key Facts Highlighting Barriers California Adults Face to Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle in the Workplace, 2009. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health. (PDF) Opens in a new browser window. (PowerPoint) Opens in a new browser window.  
  • Egelski, E. & Linares, A. (2014). Key Comparisons from the 2011 California Dietary Practices Survey: Opportunities for Improvement in the Health Behaviors of Low-Income Californians. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health. (PDF 6MB)  Opens in a new browser window.
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    Survey Reports:

  • California Dietary Practices Survey: Overall Trends in Healthy Eating Among Adults, 1989-1997, A Call to Action, part 2. California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA, 1999
  • California Dietary Practices Survey: Overall Trends in Healthy Eating Among Adults, 1989-1997, A Call to Action, part 2: Press Highlights. California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA, 1999
  • California Dietary Practices Survey: Focus on Fruits and Vegetables, Trends among Adults, 1989-1997, A Call to Action. California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA, 1998
  • California Dietary Practices Survey: Focus on Lower Income Consumers, Special Report for the Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families. California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA, 1998
  • California Dietary Practices Survey: Focus on Fruits and Vegetables, Trends among Adults, 1989-1995, Topline Report. California Department of Health Services and Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA 1997
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in California Adults Ten-Year Highlights from the California Dietary Practices Survey (PDF)  Opens in a new browser window.1989-1999
  • 2007 Soda and Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Children and Adults in California: What Factors Really Make a Difference? (PDF), Opens in a new browser window. Poster Presentation for the American Public Health Association Annual Conference & Exposition. California Department of Public Health and Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA 2010
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    California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)  

    The California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS) began in 1998 and is administered biennially in even years. The data tables provide detailed information about California adolescent eating and physical activity behaviors. The 2012 CalTEENS covers dietary intake and practices, physical and sedentary activity, factors that influence these behaviors including out-of-home eating, social norms, school environment, weight status, weight loss practices, as well as knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs associated with eating and exercise.

    For more information regarding the CalTEENS, contact Carolyn Rider at carolyn.rider@cdph.ca.gov.

    Background on CalTEENS (PDF) Opens a new browser window. 

    California Teen Eating, Exercise and Nutrition Survey 2012 Data Highlights (PDF) Opens a new browser window

    Data Tables:  

  • 2012 CalTEENS Data Tables
  • 2010 CalTEENS Data Tables
  • 2008 CalTEENS Data Tables
  • 2006 CalTEENS Data Tables 
  • 2004 CalTEENS Data Tables
  • 2002 CalTEENS Data Tables
  • 2000 CalTEENS Data Tables Released September, 2005
  • 1998 CalTEENS Data Tables The 1998 CalTEENS data tables contain updates reflecting the cut points for "Overweight" and "At Risk for Overweight" from the 2000 CDC Growth Charts. Highlighted data were revised from the original CalTEENS 1998 report released in 2000
  • TrendTables

  • 2012 CalTEENS Trend Data Tables
  • 2010 CalTEENS Trend Data Tables
  • 1998-2008 CalTEENS Trend Data Tables
  • Survey Instruments:

  • 2014 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF)
  • 2012 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF)
  • 2010 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF) 
  • 2008 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF) 
  • 2006 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF) 
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  • 2000 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
  • 1998 CalTEENS Instrument (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
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    Fact Sheets

  • Rider, C.D., Perez, E. (2013) Key Facts about California Teens, 2010: Creating Change with Youth Voice. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California. Key Facts About California Teens (PDF) Opens in a new browser window.
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    Survey Reports:

  • Rider, C.D., & Biehl, M. (2014). Getting Teens Moving: Gender Differences in School and Community Factors that Predict Physical Activity among Adolescents. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA, May 2014. (PDF) 
  • Biehl, M., & Rider, C.D. (2014). Gender and Income Differences in Weight Perception, Diet, and Physical Activity among Adolescents who Accurately, Overestimate, and Underestimate Their Weight. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA, May 2014. (PDF)
  • Kitzmann, C.D., Sugerman, S., & Hudes, M. (2011). California Teens Reversing Obesity Trend but Substantial Disparities Remain: Examining Risk Factors for Obesity Among California Adolescents. Poster Presentation at Childhood Obesity Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011. (PDF)
  • Kitzmann, C.D. & Hudes, M. (2009). California Adolescents Have Less Access and Lower Consumption of High-Calorie, Low-Nutrient Foods at School. Poster Presentation at the School Wellness Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 2009. (PDF)  Opens in a new browser window.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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    California Children's Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (CalCHEEPS)

     

    The California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (CalCHEEPS) is the most extensive dietary and physical activity assessment of 9- to 11-year-old children in the state of California. CalCHEEPS began in 1999, and is administered biennially in odd years. Although general population findings were available from 1999-2009, data collection only included children from households receiving CalFresh beginning in 2011. This survey was created and is analyzed by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) of the California Department of Public Health. CalCHEEPS was designed to monitor dietary trends, especially fruit and vegetable consumption, among California children to evaluate their progress toward meeting the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Healthy People 2020 Objectives, and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    For more information regarding the CalCHEEPS, contact Angie Jo Keihner, MS, at Angie.Keihner@cdph.ca.gov.

    Highlights:

  • 2013 CalCHEEPS Highlights (PDF)Opens a new browser window.children 6-11 years old
  • 2011 CalCHEEPS Highlights (PDF)   children 9-11 years old
  • Data Tables: 

  • 2013 CalCHEEPS Data Tables
  • 2011 CalCHEEPS Data Tables
  • 2009 CalCHEEPS Data Tables  
  • 2007 CalCHEEPS Data Tables  
  • 2005 CalCHEEPS Data Tables  
  • 2003 CalCHEEPS Data Tables
  • 2001 CalCHEEPS Data Tables
  • 1999 CalCHEEPS Data Tables
  • Trend Tables

  • 1999-2005 CalCHEEPS Trend Tables 
  • 1999-2009 CalCHEEPS Trend Tables 
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    Survey Instruments: 

  • 2011 CalCHEEPS Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2009 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2009 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF)Opens in new browser window. 
  • 2007 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF)
  • 2007 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2005 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF) Opens in browser window.
  • 2005 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2003 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2003 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2001 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 2001 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF) Opens in new browser window.
  • 1999 CalCHEEPS Food Diary Instrument (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
  • 1999 CalCHEEPS Phone Instrument (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
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    Fact Sheets

  • Keihner, A., Mitchell, P., Linares, A., & Sugerman, S. (2011). Low-Income Children Face Healthy Lifestyle Barriers: Top Facts from California, 2009.  Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health.  (PDF, 4.92MB)Opens in new browser window.  This fact sheet highlights the key findings from the 2009 CalCHEEPS showing that 9- to 11-year-old children from low-income families face greater barriers to achieving a healthy lifestyle.  The fact sheet is also available in a presentation format.  (PowerPoint, 2.33MB).  Opens in new browser window. 
  • Keihner, A., Mitchell, P., & Rossi, M. (2011). Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle Among Low-Income Children: Key Findings from the 2011 California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health; 2014. (PDF) Opens a new browser window.  This fact sheet highlights California’s progress toward meeting the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Healthy People 2020 Objectives, and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans among 9- to 11-year-old children from low-income families, using data from the 2011 CalCHEEPS. It provides promising strategies to facilitate policy, system, and environmental changes that increase support for healthy eating, regular physical activity, and reduced screen time as the norms for California children.  
  • Survey Reports:

  • Keihner, A., Linares, A., Mitchell, P., & Sugerman, S. (2010). 2007 Soda and Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Children and Adults in California: What Factors Really Make a Difference? Poster Presentation at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association -- Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative, Denver, CO, November 6-10, 2010. (PDF)  Opens in a new browser window.  This presentation highlights statewide findings from the 2007 CalCHEEPS and CDPS that identify demographic, socioeconomic, and environmental factors related to soda and sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption among children and adults.  Drinking SSB is closely related to education level, dietary intake (particularly high calorie, low nutrient foods) and practices, and environmental factors (including school, worksite, and parent modeling). The relationships between SSB intake with milk and 100% juice were marginal.  Consumption of fruits (adults) and vegetables (children) was protective against drinking SSB.  Adult smokers drank more SSB.
  • Keihner, A., Garbolino, T., & Hudes, M. (2004). Findings from the 1999 California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey: Intervention implications and Campaign evaluation. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health Services. (PDF, 2MB)Opens in a new browser window. This report provides a new analysis of the 1999 California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey and offers a snapshot of a typical school day for 9- to 11-year-old children. It identifies methods for improving the impact of nutrition education and physical activity interventions among children. These findings can help parents, schools, and community stakeholders respond to the growing concern about low fruit and vegetable consumption, lack of regular physical activity and the rise in overweight among children.
  • Keihner, A., Foerster, S., Sugerman, S., Oppen, M., & Hudes, M. (Revised 2002). A Special Report on Policy Implications from the 1999 California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey. Sacramento, CA: The California Endowment (PDF) Opens in a new browser window. 
  • Special Report to the American Cancer Society - Foerster, S., Sugerman, S., Oppen, M., & Jolly, S. (2000). 1999 California Children's Eating and Exercise Practices Survey: Fruits and Vegetables, A Long Way to Go. Sacramento, CA: Public Health Institute. (PDF)  Opens in a new browser window. 
  • Combined Reports: Special Report to the American Cancer Society (ACS) - Oppen, M., Foerster, S., Hudes, M., Sugerman, S., & Keihner, A. (Revised 2002). Are Californians Meeting ACS Nutrition Guidelines for Cancer Prevention? Findings from Three Statewide Surveys of Children, Teens, and Adults . Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health Services. (PDF)  Opens in a new browser window. 
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