April 11, 2012
Program Results Report
Communities Creating Healthy Environments aims to curb childhood obesity in communities of color by using community organizing for social justice to advocate for policy changes color. Read this report on its progress.
April 1, 2013
Early childhood is a formative period for many weight-related behaviors (diet and activity), but little obesity prevention research targeting this age group has been conducted.
March 6, 2009
This article provides a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between environmental and community factors and childhood obesity. While these factors are thought to contribute to childhood obesity, the nature of the relationship is not well understood.
February 10, 2009
In 2005, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III signed into law House Bill 2816--the Healthy Lifestyles Act--to help address the state's obesity epidemic. The evaluation was conducted in 2007 by a team from West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.