Healthy Weight 0-5

CAYCI was involved in the planning, leadership, and evaluation of the Healthy Weight 0-5 Initiative from 2012 – 2014.  This Initiative was funded by Cardinal Health in response to the growing prevalence of childhood obesity.  Nationally, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled since 1980, and locally, nearly 28% of children enter kindergarten at an unhealthy weight.  Given the psychological and physical implications of this trend, Cardinal Health dedicated time and resources in instigating and funding Healthy Weight 0-5. CAYCI was able to document the successes and strengths of a unique community approach, while also identifying and strategizing ways to overcome barriers encountered along the way. For more information, check out the evaluation report. Out of Healthy Weight 0-5 has grown the Good4Growth Initiative.

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