September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Check out the infographic below for important information on awareness, prevention, and how to get involved in creating a supportive environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle for children.
Resources for Communities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity recognizes the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles for children and adults. CDC sponsors research and provides a wealth of resources for states, communities, and individuals interested in becoming involved in efforts that support childhood nutrition and physical activity.
In order for a prevention strategy to be effective, community efforts should focus on supporting healthy lifestyles in various environments.
It's important to acknowledge health gaps among racial and ethnic minority groups. REACH is a national program administered by CDC that delivers culturally appropriate programs to reduce racial health disparities.
Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) is an independent panel of public health and prevention professionals with vast research, practice, and policy expertise and experience in community preventive services, health promotion, and disease prevention. The CPSTF provides information and recommendations about evidence-based programs, interventions, and other services designed to improve community health.