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What's New | March 30, 2011

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Healthy Weight in Children Healthy Weight in Children
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.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business
Developed by National Business Group on Health

 Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Corporation for National and Community Service; Office of the First Lady; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships; White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

 Nemours Health & Prevention Services: 5-2-1-Almost None Online Resources
Developed by Nemours Health & Prevention Services

 Nemours Health & Prevention Services: Publications
Developed by Nemours Health & Prevention Services

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 2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 KidsHealth
Developed by Nemours Center for Children's Health Media