Promising Policies for Early Obesity Prevention

Promising Policies for Early Obesity Prevention Curr Pediatr Rep (2017) 5:142–149 DOI 10.1007/s40124-017-0139-2 OBESITY (S ARMSTRONG AND A PATEL, SECTION EDITORS) 1 1 Anna Ayers Looby & Natasha Frost Published online: 13 July 2017 Springer Science + Business Media New York 2017 Abstract Keywords Childhood obesity Quality rating improvement Purpose of Review This paper aims to highlight policy ap- system (QRIS) Child care and development block grant . . proaches for obesity prevention in early childhood while also (CCDBG) Child care and development fund (CCDF) Child discussing the opportunities for efforts to consider social de- and adult care food program (CACFP) Unintended terminants of health as a core tenet to child investments. consequences Recent Findings Efforts to increase access to healthy food, active play, and reduced screen time have been seen through child care licensing regulations, Quality Rating Improvement Introduction Systems (QRIS), and federal funding streams; a recent case study of the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Experiences in early life shape the entire trajectory of a child’s Partnership (SHIP) shows how the impact of these efforts life. Children who are healthy early in life grow up not only to can be augmented if they are community-driven and paired be healthier adults but also become higher Current Pediatrics Reports Springer Journals

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