The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that connects hundreds of organizations to implement evidence-based approaches to protect children from the obesity epidemic. CLOCC’s primary focus is on children, 0 to 5 years of age, their caregivers, and their communities.
CLOCC, in collaboration with the Inter-Departmental Task Force on Childhood Obesity, led by the Chicago Department of Public Health, passed a joint resolutioin in 2009 to improve child care standards relating to nutrition, physical activity, and screen-time (e.g., television and computers).
This commentary outlines key recommendations for partnerships interested in policy changes among child care centers which help ensure not only effective implementation of policy change, but sustained and continued efforts.
Based on their experience implementing and evaluating these policy changes, CLOCC presents the following: