Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


2009 Childhood Obesity Conference: Creating Healthy Places for All Children

The 5th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference, Creating Healthy Places for All Children, was held in Los Angeles, CA, June 9 - 12, 2009. With 1700 participants in attendance, the conference continued its strong history of leadership and commitment to childhood obesity prevention!

Visit the following links for more information about the conference:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, works nationally to create awareness and real solutions for the childhood obesity epidemic.The goal of the Alliance is to stop the nationwide increase in childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Founded in June, 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP’s 60,000 members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.

American Dietetic Association Foundation

For the public, for ADA members, for students and for health professionals – the American Dietetic Association is your source for trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information. As the world’s largest organization of food nutrition professionals, ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession through research, education and advocacy.

American Public Health Association: Food and Nutrition Section

The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Food and Nutrition Section has a long and rich history. The current membership is multidisciplinary and includes nutritionists, health behaviorists, physicians, food technologists, epidemiologists, health professionals, educators, and researchers interested in nutrition and policy issues.

California Department of Health Services

Visit the California Department of Health Services site to for listings of programs and services offered by the state.

California Project LEAN

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) (CPL) is a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute focusing on youth empowerment, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions.

California WIC Association

The California WIC Association (CWA) is a non-profit organization formed by directors of local WIC agencies in 1992.

California Women, Infants and Children Program

California Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC helps families by providing checks for buying healthy supplemental foods from WIC-authorized vendors, nutrition education, and help finding health care and other community services.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity webpages post Pediatric Growth Charts, surveillance data on obesity and diabetes, descriptions of CDC sponsored nutrition and physical activity promotion programs, including Kids Walk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School.