Signs of Progress in Efforts to Reverse Childhood Obesity

After decades of steady increases, several cities, counties, and states have recently reported declining childhood obesity rates.

Voices for Healthy Kids, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, hosted an event on July 9 highlighting many of the places reporting declines. Below are:

  • an archive of the live webcast;
  • photos from the day; and
  • interviews with Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Eduardo Sanchez, MD, deputy chief medical officer of the American Heart Association.

Webcast Archive

Full event playlist

Leader Interviews

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Mapping the Movement

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