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Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business


This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity. Throughout the toolkit, employer case studies and examples illustrate how strategies in place may be modified, expanded, or marketed to promote healthy weight for children.

The toolkit includes:
  • Childhood obesity: fact or fiction: An overview of the problem, including the latest statistics and key causes of the childhood obesity epidemic
  • Three ways childhood obesity is impacting your business: The business case for employer action
  • Benefit design: aligning stakeholders for behavior change: Three ways employers can utilize benefits design or incentives to help combat childhood obesity
  • Equipping employees for the battle: Educational materials and an employer case study exemplifying targeted employee education
    • How can I keep my child at a healthy weight?
    • What if my child seems overweight?
    • What should happen at the doctor's office?
    • What should I look for in child care?
  • Employer-sponsored programs and onsite facilities: using what you have: Four examples of how employers can utilize existing programs or facilities
  • Community and philanthropy: reconsidering company contributions: Three ways companies can support the fight against childhood obesity in their local communities
  • Resources: A list of resources and relevant Web sites


National Business Group on Health

Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

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Last updated: February 20, 2013.