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Projects and programs to combat childhood obesity have made great
 

Summary: Projects and programs to combat
childhood obesity have made great
strides in health and behavior, yet the
epidemic persists. Indeed, First Lady
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative
has made the issue of childhood obesity
a focal point and national priority.
The CDC has awarded HHP $4.25 million
over four years to create an innovative
evaluation method that will examine and
compare three comprehensive childhood
obesity programs. The goal is to provide
evidence-based recommendations to
policymakers as part of the Affordable
Care Act (ACA): Childhood Obesity
Research Demonstration Initiative to
support the effort.
"Resolving this critical issue will require
efforts that target multiple sectors and
layers of society, as well as changes

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology