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Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies for Rural Communities Toolkit

Research has shown us that in Iowa, children from rural areas are more likely to have a problem with overweight and obesity than those living in the more urban parts of the state. The "Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies for Rural Communities" toolkit is a new resource for local public health agencies concerned with childhood overweight/obesity.

The toolkit is divided into the following five different sectors serving children:

  • Early care and Education,
  • Schools,
  • Out-of-School Time,
  • Other Community Initiatives, and
  • Health care.

Dr. Catherine Lillehoj, IDPH staff member, served as one of the reviewers for the Nemours-funded resource.

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