Signs of Progress

In recent years, some cities, counties, and states have started to see their childhood obesity rates go down. Places that are taking a comprehensive approach are making progress.

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    Foundation Doubles Commitment To Healthy Weight for All Children

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has pledged an additional $500 million to helping all children grow up at a healthy weight. Building on an earlier commitment in 2007, RWJF will have dedicated $1 billion to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic.

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    We Must All Play a Role in Ending Childhood Obesity

    We're making good progress in the fight against childhood obesity, but it'll take a good old-fashioned mix of all of us to reverse the trend.

    Read the blog post from Sen. Bill Frist, MD

    Declining Childhood Obesity Rates

    Places taking a comprehensive approach to preventing childhood obesity are seeing their rates go down. Learn more about signs of progress in reversing the epidemic.

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