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Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

 

girl oranges

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

mom-son-scooter-circle

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children. 

teen-backpack-circle

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

girls running

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

father and daughter

Reversing the trend

We aim to create a world where all children thrive with the support of families and communities that embrace a culture of health.

Through innovative research, multi-sector partnerships, and deep community engagement, we strive to reverse the trend of obesity and equitably improve the health of all children.

The Challenge

Nearly 1 in 5 young people aged 6 to 19 have obesity, with even higher rates in communities experiencing disadvantage and communities of color. The causes underlying this epidemic are complex and dynamically interconnected.

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The Approach

We apply a strategic, coordinated, evidenced-based approach to address this challenge, recognizing that the solution to reversing the trend of obesity lies not only in people but also in the policies, communities, and environments that surround them.

The Team

What makes our organization distinctive is its people and their expertise, dedication, and diversity of experience. We’ve engaged a team of prominent experts and leaders from all sectors—academic, public, nonprofit, and private—with a shared commitment to address the epidemic of childhood obesity.

Helping Children Thrive

Our work over the past 20 years has centered around creating healthy environments, especially for those who live in communities experiencing disadvantage. In communities across the country, we have taken a whole-of-community approach to align the work of people across settings and sectors, to ensure that all children have the opportunity to thrive.

Photo courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone

Highlights from our work

Healthy Ways Replication

ChildObesity180 is partnering with the Harlem Children’s Zone to replicate Healthy Ways, a program empowering youth, families, and the broader community to adopt lifelong, healthy habits.

Highlights from our work

Catalyzing Communities

Catalyzing Communities develops deep and meaningful relationships with community partners, using facilitation and evaluation techniques grounded in systems science to help them mobilize a core group of multisector leaders to improve the health of their community.

THIS WIC

Highlights from our work

Telehealth Intervention Strategies for WIC (THIS-WIC)

This cooperative agreement with USDA aims to develop cutting-edge telehealth technology to improve delivery of nutrition education to pregnant women and caregivers of young children in the USDA’s WIC Program, particularly for clients who have difficulty accessing WIC clinics. 

You are The Mom Murals

Highlights from our work

You’re the Mom

You’re the Mom is a social media campaign that empowers moms to take small steps to make healthy eating fun and easy for their kids.