Category: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health promotes optimal health, development and well-being for all children. In doing so, the Office addresses a variety of issues impacting outcomes, including preventing childhood obesity through the promotion of healthy nutrition and physical activity from birth.

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Food Insecurity: A Rising Pandemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic has cracked open and exposed the perils of deeply ingrained inequities on many fronts: economic, social, educational, judicial and medical. We see the impact of these inequities in a variety of ways, including through rising rates of food insecurity. As […]

Inequity in the Time of Coronavirus

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic is cracking open many of the fissures that structural violence generates in our society. Structural violence refers to the economic, political, medical, social and legal systems that perpetuate inequity and negatively affect communities. It is not a term we often […]

Get Moving!

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The research is clear. Physical activity improves long-term health and well-being. In addition, habits that start early are more likely to become long-term lifestyle choices. That is why the Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) program encourages infants, toddlers and preschoolers to get […]