The 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan is a call to action for stakeholders from all the identified sectors—State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Employers; Health Care; Families; Community Organizations; Schools; Child Care; Food and Beverage Industry; and Entertainment and Professional Sports—to work together to improve the health of all Californians.
The consumption of electrolyte replacement beverages, which are becoming increasingly popular in public schools, is associated with weight gain, diabetes and obesity. Beverage standards recommended by the Institute of Medicine call for the elimination of electrolyte replacement beverages from public schools to promote healthy beverage consumption.
In 2008, the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness (Wellness Task Force) was commissioned by The California Endowment and Kaiser Permanente to take a closer look at the “state of physical education” in California’s K-12 schools with the goal of providing legislative recommendations based on current findings.
To identify physical activity opportunities linked to fitness and weight status among adolescents in low-income communities. a cross-sectional, ecological analysis of 9268 seventh- and ninth-grade students in 19 public schools participating in The California Endowment's Healthy Eating Active Communities program was done.
The 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference (CCOC ‘07), held in Anaheim, California, addressed the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. The primary focus was on prevention strategies aimed at high risk and low-income communities.
Latinos in California are disproportionately affected by obesity and its complications. Addressing the issue among Latinos requires an understanding of not only the biological causes, but also of the culture, values, resources and environments that influence eating and physical activity.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Individual-, Family-, School-, and Community-Based Interventions for Pediatric Overweight is a thorough evidence based review of the interventions to prevent and treat childhood overweight, conducted in collaboration with researchers from the University of Texas and Louisiana State for the American Dietetic Association, published in the Journal of the
Pediatric Overweight: A Review of the Literature discusses the prevalence of overweight, risk and protective factors for overweight in children, as well as effective interventions and barriers in school and community-based settings.
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