childhood obesity

Office of Minority Health Webinar: Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity Among Latinos

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-05

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a webinar, Niños Saludables: Addressing Childhood Obesity among Latinos, in collaboration with the CDC/DNPAO, Salud America, Unidos US, and OMHRC. The webinar will highlight prevalence data on the increase in obesity in Latino children as well as explore the role factors such as behavior, culture, and environment play. It will feature a panel of partner federal agencies and stakeholders and will be on October 12th, from 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT.  

Urban Planning Tips to Reduce Obesity & Increase Physical Activity

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-02-02

The Altarum Institute has posted City Living = Active, Healthy Lifestyles? Maybe not for All,  which includes a set of urban planning tips for communities striving to reduce childhood obesity while increasing physical activity.  Some highlights from the article include

CDC Releases First-ever Early Care and Education State Indicator Report

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The CDC released their first-ever Early Care and Education (ECE) State Indicator Report in an effort to highlight state efforts towards addressing childhood obesity in the ECE setting. With 6 out of 10 children aged 3-5 years being cared for in non-parental care arrangements, there is a need for obesity prevention efforts that reach children at an early age.

Childhood Obesity: A Health Equity & Social Justice Issue

Published Date: 
Thu, 2015-02-12

Leadership for Healthy Communities (a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) hosted a webinar Jan. 27, "Race & Ethnicity Matter: Understanding Childhood Obesity Through the Lens of Health Equity & Justice." Listen to presentations: from Shavon Arline-Bradley, NAACP; Kathy Ko Chin, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Steven Lopez, National Council of La Raza; Olivia Roanhorse, Notah Begay III Foundation.

Adolescent Obesity Demonstrates Significance of Early Childhood

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-30

A new study in the United States finds that a child’s “weight fate” may be determined by age 5.  Nearly half of children who were obese by the eighth grade were already considered overweight by the time they started kindergarten.  Researchers believe that the critical window of opportunity to prevent obesity is much earlier in a child’s life, with the study showing that indicators for risk for obesity begin at a very early age. 

Webinar: Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-11-25

WHAT: Webinar

"Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity"

Webinar on strategies for imporving nutritional guidance for youth will cover: importance of nutrition during childhood, overview of federal efforts, and the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot project.

WHEN: December 12, 2013,  1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

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