Breaking the Pattern of Childhood Obesity

Breaking the Pattern of Childhood Obesity

ChildObesity180’s Unique Approach

From the start, ChildObesity180’s approach to addressing the epidemic has been unique: combine rigorous research and evaluation, innovative strategies, multi-sector collaboration, and eventual widespread promulgation of evidence-based practices.

At the outset, they examined more than 100 recommendations from credible organizations, like the Institute of Medicine and the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Prevention, to identify priority areas with the highest potential for national scale-up and probability of success in reversing the childhood obesity trend.

These rigorously-screened priority areas are the foundation of numerous initiatives created by ChildObesity180 to turn ideas into action: Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP), Healthy Kids Out of School, the Breakfast Initiative, and the Restaurant Initiative.

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