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Kansas City’s Childhood Obesity Collaborative-Weighing In
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Issues and Challenges Identified:
98% of responders agree or strongly agree that participation in WI collaboration is useful
97% stated it was essential to address childhood obesity
95% would like to collaborate more on common initiatives
97% want to evaluate the collaboration results
97% want to track and share collaboration results
95% want training for leads and active participants
93% want resources to support efforts
93% want clearly written objectives, plan and timeline
90% want formal arrangements between key organizations and individuals implementing the plan
Supported by Health Care Foundation – GKC funding
Provides a community forum to
focus on children, ages 0-5 years, and implement viable approaches in a deliberate, thoughtful manner
to address childhood obesity
Child care providers, key decision makers for early childhood policies, programs/services and food and fitness environments and other agencies that support child care settings
Children up to five years of age and their parents/caregivers, women, preconception through pregnancy
Addresses the problem
Viable for Kansas City
Collaboration improves impact and effectiveness
Child Care Setting priorities
Child care emerged as key setting to focus efforts and following priorities identified:
What do we want to know?
K-12 school staff-administrators, teachers, school food and nutrition services personnel
Community agencies supporting schools
School-age children and their families
School-age children enjoy
optimal growth and development
in the Greater Kansas City Area
where active living and healthy eating is supported for all.
Schools and community agencies collaborate to shift the social norm and enhance school policies, environments and practices so students in
the Greater Kansas City Area
increase physical activity and
improve healthy eating
to prevent and address childhood obesity.
Questions from the Audience?
If time allows:
Next Weighing In DatesMay 24, 2011, 3:30-5:00 p.m.Early Childhood Working Group Meeting, Don Chisholm CenterJune 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.-NoonSchools Committee Meeting, Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes, Kansas City, MONext Quarterly Meetings: September 26th, 2011, 8:30 a.m.December 12, 2011, 8:30 a.m.Don Chisholm CenterNeed more information?
Contact Deborah Markenson
[email protected], 816-234-9223