Healthy Weight in Children

Healthy Weight in Children Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nationwide, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has more than tripled in recent decades. New strategies to promote healthy weight in children include policy-level initiatives and the implementation of practice changes by providers, schools, and communities to encourage the adoption of healthier lifestyles.

The featured Innovations describe a multi-sector, collaborative, statewide initiative that implemented new legislation, policies, and a social marketing campaign to promote behavior change and help halt the increase in childhood obesity.

The featured QualityTools provide toolkits and resources for families, community organizations, health care professionals, and employers to help promote healthy weight in children.

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