Nilda Cosco

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4199-1851

children and family environments, outdoor play, play and learning, environmental measures

Works (23)

2020 journal article

A national research agenda supporting green schoolyard development and equitable access to nature

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1).

By: M. Stevenson, C. N, F. Mf, S. W & B. L

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2020 chapter

Re-Naturing Urban Childhood: A Sustainable Development Strategy

In C. Gallis (Ed.), Forests and Public Health. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

By: R. Moore & N. Cosco

Ed(s): C. Gallis

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2019 encyclopedia entry

Creating Inclusive Naturalized Outdoor Play Environments

In R. E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, P. RDeV, M. eds. Brussoni, & topic (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Retrieved from http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/outdoor-play/according-experts/creating-inclusive-naturalized-outdoor-play-environments.

By: N. Cosco & R. Moore

Ed(s): R. Tremblay, M. Boivin, P. RDeV, M. Brussoni & topic

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2019 encyclopedia entry

Early Childhood Outdoor Play and Learning Spaces (ECOPALS):Achieving Design Quality

In R. E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, P. RDeV, M. eds. Brussoni, & topic (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. Retrieved from http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/outdoor-play/according-experts/early-childhood-outdoor-play-and-learning-spaces-ecopals-achieving.

By: R. Moore & N. Cosco

Ed(s): R. Tremblay, M. Boivin, P. RDeV, M. Brussoni & topic

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2019 webpage

Impact of Naturalized Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments: Research Brief.

Cosco, N., & Moore, R. (2019, March).

By: N. Cosco & R. Moore

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2018 journal article

Outdoor Learning Environments as Active Food Systems: Effectiveness of the Preventing Obesity by Design Gardening Component

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(7), S118–S119.

By: N. Cosco, R. Moore, M. Monsur & L. Goodell

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 24, 2020

2016 journal article

Child-friendly, active, healthy neighborhoods: Physical characteristics and children's time outdoors

Environment and Behavior, 48(5), 711–736.

By: M. Islam, R. Moore & N. Cosco

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Social and environmental factors related to boys' and girls' park-based physical activity

Preventing Chronic Disease, 12(6).

By: J. Bocarro, M. Floyd, W. Smith, M. Edwards, C. Schultz, P. Baran, R. Moore, N. Cosco, L. Suau

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 chapter

The Health-Promoting Potential of Preschool Outdoor Environments: Linking Research to Policy

In G. & L. Morhayim (Eds.), Revisiting “Social Factors”: Advancing Research Into People and Place. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

By: C. Boldemann

Ed(s): G. & L. Morhayim

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2014 journal article

Childcare outdoor renovation as a built environment health promotion strategy: Evaluating the preventing obesity by design intervention

American Journal of Health Promotion, 28(3), S27–32.

By: N. Cosco, R. Moore & W. Smith

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Increasing Physical Activity in Childcare Outdoor Learning Environments: The Effect of Setting Adjacency Relative to Other Built Environment and Social Factors

Environment and Behavior, 48(4), 550–578.

By: W. Smith, R. Moore, N. Cosco, J. Wesoloski, T. Danninger, D. Ward, S. Trost, N. Ries

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2014 journal article

Park use among youth and adults: Examination of individual, social, and urban form factors

Environment and Behavior, 46(6), 768–800.

By: P. Baran, W. Smith, R. Moore, M. Floyd, J. Bocarro, N. Cosco, T. Danninger

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 report

The Outdoor Learning Environment Toolkit

In E. (Ed.), Natural Learning Initiative. Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State University.

By: R. Moore & N. Cosco

Ed(s): Eds)

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2012 journal article

Accelerometer measured level of physical activity indoors and outdoors during preschool time in Sweden and the United States

Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(6), 801–808.

By: A. Raustorp, P. Pagels, C. Boldemann, N. Cosco, M. Soderstrom & F. Martensson

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Adults’ motivation for bringing their children to park playgrounds

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11(4), 396–405.

By: A. Refshauge, U. Stigsdotter & N. Cosco

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 28, 2020

2011 journal article

Park-based physical activity among children and adolescents

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(3), 258–265.

By: M. Floyd, J. Bocarro, W. Smith, P. Baran, R. Moore, N. Cosco, M. Edwards, L. Suau, K. Fang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 conference paper

Preschool outdoor play environment may combine promotion of children's physical activity and sun protection. Further evidence from Southern Sweden and North Carolina

Science & Sports, 26(2), 72–82.

By: C. Boldemann, H. Dal, F. Martensson, N. Cosco, R. Moore, B. Bieber, M. Blennow, P. Pagels ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Behavior mapping: A method for linking preschool physical activity and outdoor design

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(3), 513–519.

By: N. Cosco, R. Moore & M. Islam

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 chapter

Using behaviour mapping to investigate healthy outdoor environments for children and families: Conceptual framework, procedures and applications

In Innovative Approaches to Researching Landscape and Health: Open Space: People Space 2 (pp. 33–73).

By: R. Moore & N. Cosco

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2009 journal article

Adaptation of the system for observing physical activity and recreation in communities (SOPARC) to assess age groupings of children

Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 6(6), 699–707.

By: J. Bocarro, M. Floyd, R. Moore, P. Baran, T. Danninger, W. Smith, N. Cosco

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Sensory Integration and Contact with Nature: Designing Outdoor Inclusive Environments

North American Montessori Teachers Association. NAMTA Journal.

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2007 chapter

What makes a park inclusive and universally designed?: A multi-method approach

In Open Space: People Space (pp. 85–110).

By: R. Moore & N. Cosco

Source: ORCID
Added: November 28, 2020

2002 journal article

Paying attention to the outdoor environment is as important as preparing the indoor environment

Young Children, 57(3), 32-X.

By: K. Debord, L. Hestenes, R. Moore, N. Cosco & J. McGinnis

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

Employment

2000 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs Natural Learning Initiative

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

grant June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
Childcare Outdoors as Active Food System: Effectiveness of POD Gardening Component
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
award January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2020
Shape NC 3
Corporation for National and Community Service - NCPC
award January 1, 2007 - January 1, 2008
Preventing Obesity by Design 1
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
grant January 1, 2005 - January 1, 2008
Measuring Physical Activity Affordances In Preschool Play Environments
National Institutes of Health
grant May 1, 2004 - May 31, 2006
Investigating the association between different types of play areas in child-care centers and physical activity of children ages three to five
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
grant January 1, 2002 - January 1, 2005
My Place by the Bay
National Science Foundation