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.

Fighting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The tide of childhood obesity continues to swell despite interventions at the national, state and local levels. Given the current level of childhood obesity, simulated models of growth trajectories across the life course predict that 57 percent of today’s children will be obese […]

Preventing Childhood Obesity from Birth

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH and Stacy Chandna, MS, CIP Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office) is excited to launch the Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (Kohl’s SCOR) initiative to prevent childhood obesity from birth. The initiative is funded through a generous grant from Kohl’s. […]