What We’re Reading – 6/15/16

Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids Vanessa Oddo, a doctoral candidate in human nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her team analyzed data from 1.7 million California public school children against unemployment statistics gathered across the state. Their results suggest that for every 1% increase in county-level unemployment between Continue reading

Meet Our Partners – Katharine Mason

We want you to get to know the people who make Healthy & Active Before 5 the powerful collaboration that it is. In this series, we’ll be speaking with members of our Executive Committee and other partners who bring unique perspectives on early childhood health to our table. Today we’re speaking with Katharine Mason, Division Continue reading

Our Model Policies

Our HAB45 Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy initiative is comprised of 6 sample policies. These model policies are a free tool available to you and your agency to help you get started with healthy policy change. To see how other organizations have adapted our model policies, check out our Policy Library. Healthy Beverage Policy: Cut out serving Continue reading

Institute of Medicine Weighs in on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

by Diane Dooley MD The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has had a long history of guiding national health policy in critically important health issues.  In 2010, they brought together experts in early childhood obesity to propose policies to prevent early childhood obesity.  As their report, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies states,  “efforts to prevent childhood Continue reading