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Nevada Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Workgroup

The first 5 years of life have the greatest impact on a person's health. In Nevada, 30% of Kindergarten students are either overweight or obese-resulting in long-term health problems, as well as lower academic achievement, social problems, and lower life expectancy. Healthy kids are happier, do better in school, and are less likely to develop chronic diseases later in life. Here are some resources to help you nurture healthy children and prevent childhood obesity.

Committee Summary

The Nevada Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Workgroup is collaborating to combat the ever-growing numbers of overweight and obesity in young children ages 0 to 8. Led by the Nevada Institute of Children’s Research and Policy, the workgroup is a coalition of individuals and organizations from across the state of Nevada who are committed to reducing rates of childhood obesity by promoting education and outreach, providing supports to early childhood providers and ensuring that appropriate resources are available to assist children and families in making healthy choices.

Member Organizations

  • Children’s Advocacy Alliance
  • Children’s Cabinet
  • Nevada Department of Education – Office of Early Learning & Development
  • Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • Nevada Institute for Children’s Research & Policy at UNLV
  • Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition
  • Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health
  • Nevada Registry
  • Northern Nevada HOPES
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • UNR School of Medicine
  • UNLV School of Public Health
  • Washoe County Health District

 

 

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NECOP State Plan 2021-2026

Nevada ECOP State Plan 2021-2026

Reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Nevada is achievable through consistent efforts introduced and supported by children’s parents, guardians, caregivers, coaches, teachers, Early Care and Education (ECE) providers, health care providers, and community members. The Nevada Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Plan provides a valuable framework offering support for community leaders in promoting healthy behaviors and helping to build stronger communities.

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Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Brochure
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Brochure

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Brochure

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Prevent Childhood Obesity Poster

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Media Toolkits for Obesity Awareness Weeks/Months

National CACFP Week Media Toolkit

National CACFP Week March 13-19, 2022 Media Toolkit

This media toolkit is designed to assist you in engaging local and state media to help spread the word on National CACFP Week.

CACFP Week is designed to educate, raise awareness, and promote how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) brings healthy foods to children and adults in care centers, homes, and afterschool programs.

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