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  • The Department of Health’s Division of WIC and Community Nutrition Services (DWCNS) has embarked on a community-driven approach to address the growing overweight and obesity problem in Virginia through the creation of the Commonwealth’s Healthy Approach and Mobilization Plan for Inactivity, Obesity and Nutrition (CHAMPION). CHAMPION is a unique strategy that concentrates on encouraging and supporting individual and community empowerment and ownership of overweight and obesity prevention.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): a measure of an adult’s weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adult’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.
  • CHAMPION-Expanded

    1. 1. CHAMPION Expanded CHAMPION Regional Meetings December 2009
    2. 2. Participate in Statewide Meetings <ul><li>Presenters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Obesity Summit, 2009 Health Summit, Minority Health Advisory Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Booths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VTSF Grantee Conference, 2009 Health Equity Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Panelist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VA Business Coalition on Health, State of Health </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. State-level Partnerships <ul><li>Various partnerships to help address obesity prevention among many groups </li></ul>
    4. 4. CHAMPION and VFHY <ul><li>Partnership to address childhood obesity in Virginia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share ideas, resources, contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize VDH and VFHY’s strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued communication to brainstorm and expand initiatives </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. CHAMPION and the VABRAC <ul><li>CHAMPION has partnered with the VA Breastfeeding Advisory Committee to promote breastfeeding as a first step in preventing childhood obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of the Business Case for Breastfeeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Paper on Childhood Obesity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation on committees </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. CHAMPION and WIC <ul><li>With both CHAMPION and WIC housed in DWCNS, there are many opportunities for partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Inititiatives include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of nutrition education materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing tools for WIC staff to use in addressing childhood overweight with parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMIL </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Continuing Education <ul><li>Developing Continuing Medical Education training for physicians, nurses, and dietitians </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on Infant and Toddler Feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipated launch May 2011 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Coalition-Building <ul><li>Part of CHAMPION’s mission is to increase the number of obesity-focused, community coalitions </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the Danville Foundation to start a coalition in Pittsylvania/Danville </li></ul>
    9. 9. Clearinghouse for Data Resources <ul><li>National </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NHANES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VA Youth Survey, PedNSS, PNSS, National Survey of Children’s Health </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BRFSS, VA WIC data </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Commissioner’s Work Group on Obesity Prevention and Control <ul><li>Obesity prevention in Virginia cannot be achieved without the partnership and collaboration of many individuals, groups, and organizations at the state and local level. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the is to convene a multidisciplinary group to provide leadership and structure in obesity prevention efforts in the Commonwealth </li></ul>
    11. 11. Work Group Members <ul><li>Representatives from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VCE, VA Chapter AAP, Alliance for Healthier Virginians, Action for Healthy Kids, VDOE, Department on Health Equity, Beverage Association, Hospital and Healthcare Association, COACH, Richmond Sportsbackers, Optima Health, EVMS, Anthem, VCU Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, and Genetics, VDACS Farm to School Program, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Contact Us!