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Women In Government Launches the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center
Date:6/12/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

Women In Government (WIG) today announced the launch of the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, designed to provide information and resources regarding issues surrounding childhood obesity. To learn more about these subject areas visit http://www.womeningovernment.org/obesity.

The policy resource center is funded by a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and was awarded through Leadership for Healthy Communities, an RWJF national program that assists state and local leaders in their efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

Today, more than 23.5 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are either obese or overweight, putting them at higher risk for serious, even life-threatening health problems. However, recent data shows that states and cities that have taken a comprehensive policy approach to preventing obesity are beginning to see declines in obesity rates among children.

“Women In Government looks forward to collaborating with women state legislators to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living with the goal of reducing childhood obesity in their communities,” said Marjorie Maginn, WIG president and executive director. “This project serves as a critical part of our ongoing efforts to improve the health of our children and communities.”

Inside the Childhood Obesity Policy Resource Center, viewers will find information regarding the following topics: Recent coverage of childhood obesity issues; coverage of policymakers; advocating for childhood obesity issues; access to a list of partners and studies developed to combat childhood obesity; strategies and programs that can be implemented in order to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity; policies support ideas of physical activity in schools, access to healthy, affordable foods, and street-scale and community improvements; state legislation that has been introduced or enacted; regulations that have been finalized in order to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity; legislation, laws, and regulations support ideas of physical activity in school, access to healthy, affordable foods, and street-scale and community improvements; and legislative champions who have done outstanding work to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in their communities.

Women In Government Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization serving approximately all 1,780 women state legislators, and providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources. For more information, visit http://www.womeningovernment.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods. For more information, visit http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. In 2007, the Foundation committed $500 million toward its goal of reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. This is the largest commitment any foundation has made to the issue. For 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit http://www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or Facebook.

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