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Ensuring Young Children Grow Up at a Healthy Weight: Policy Opportunities to Prevent Obesity

Ensuring children grow up at a healthy weight requires action in a child’s earliest years-from birth to age two. Smart obesity prevention policies benefit us all by fostering a healthier population and reducing obesity-related health care costs over time

This policy brief gives an overview of the childhood obesity issue, highlights opportunities for prevention, and recommends five specific ways that child care settings and hospitals can help our youngest children get off to a healthy start.

To learn more about the wellness policy changes that have taken place in child care centers in Winter Park, Maitland, and Eatonville, click on the respective city’s name under “Early Learning Centers” on Healthy Kids Today.

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