The Potential of Community-Wide Initiatives in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

  1. Sue Hedlund, RN, PHN, MAL

Abstract

In Brief

PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make better eating and physical activity easy and fun for youths and the entire community as part of an effort to prevent childhood obesity. PowerUp works in partnership and on multiple levels to change the food and activity environment, engage the community, deliver programs, and support clinical interventions throughout the health care system and the community. Early results show promise that the initiative is inspiring community-level change.

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