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Models for Childhood Obesity Prevention


The National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality (NICHQ) has compiled a variety of messages and programs to guide policy makers, and other health and health care professionals in addressing the obesity epidemic.  NICHQ offers a variety of programs and models to  tailor to your own communities' needs, but each is aimed at helping women have healthy pre- and interconception lifestyles. This resource developed out ot NICHQ's extensive work on neonatal outcomes, breastfeeding, and school-based health centers.

Primary Toolkit:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Health Policy, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity


Institutional Author:

National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality




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