Childhood obesity in the United States: key administration initiatives - Suzanne Heinen


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Dal convegno "Alimentazione, stili di vita e salute dei bambini" - 4 maggio 2010, Roma. Childhood obesity in the United States: key administration initiatives - Suzanne Heinen

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Childhood obesity in the United States: key administration initiatives - Suzanne Heinen

  1. 1. Childhood Obesity in the United States: Key Administration Initiatives
  2. 2. The Challenge of Obesity  1 in 3 children are overweight or obese  Risks of chronic disease  Devastating health-care costs  Unfit as young adults
  3. 3. 16.7 Million Children live in households with food insecurity… and for many, school meals may be the only healthy food all day.
  4. 4. All of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and balanced meals.
  5. 5. Childhood Obesity Task Force/ Let’s Move Initiative Four major objectives: • providing healthier food in schools • ensuring access to healthy, affordable food; • increasing physical activity in schools and communities; and • empowering parents with information and tools to make good choices for themselves and their families.
  6. 6. School Meals Programs  School Breakfast Program  National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  After School Snacks  Supper Program  Summer Food Service Junior Iron Chef Programs Kids-schools across Vermont took part in the event earlier this year.
  7. 7. Updating School Meals Standards •Expert Panel recommendations •USDA developing proposed rule •Public comment •Implementation
  8. 8. Healthier Food Choices National Standards for Foods Served/Sold at School Creating a Healthier Community Food Environment
  9. 9. ACCESSING HEALTHY AFFORDABLE FOOD • Eliminate Food Deserts • Increase Farmers Markets
  10. 10. INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Expanding President’s Physical Fitness Challenge Doubling the Number of Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards Safe and Healthy Schools Partner with Professional Sports
  11. 11. HealthierUS School Challenge Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity
  12. 12. HealthierUS School Challenge: Rewards/Incentives Award Levels: l  Bronze  Silver  Gold  Gold Award of Distinction Team Nutrition School
  13. 13. Empowering Consumers HELP FOR PARENTS: • New nutrition labeling information – private sector cooperation • Rx for Healthier Living – American Academy of Pediatrics • Public Information Campaign – Cooperation with major media
  14. 14. Farm to School-Know Your Farmer-Know Your Food
  15. 15. Sowing Seeds for Future Generations