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.