New Resources in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity


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Here are a few new resources to help in the fight against childhood obesity:

‘Let’s Move! Cities and Towns’ Toolkit
Let’s Move! Cities and Towns: Toolkit for Local Officials, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, aims to engage local leaders in efforts to fight childhood obesity.

Report: ‘Why Place and Race Matter’
PolicyLink, a national research institute, released the Why Place and Race Matter report, which makes the case that addressing long-term racial inequities is critical to crafting effective strategies to build healthy, vibrant communities.

CDC Food Environment Guide
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new guide to help states and localities develop, adopt, implement, and evaluate a food procurement policy.

NPLAN Fact Sheets on Drinking Water, PTAs
The National Policy and Legal Analysis Network (NPLAN), an RWJF national program, has released a fact sheet on access to drinking water in school and a fact sheet to help parent-teacher associations (PTAs) to take stances for student health.
Fact Sheet: Drinking Water
Fact Sheet: PTAs

By The Numbers By The Numbers



of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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