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KENTUCKY-RELATED

Partnership for a Fit Kentucky
The goals of this partnership, developed under a CDC Obesity Grant, are to reduce and prevent obesity and chronic disease in Kentucky. The group's statewide action plan is based on input gathered from nine regional forums held during 2004.

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
A foundation developed to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians, including the need for expanded education and prevention programs on fitness and nutrition for children and families.

NATIONAL

Trust for America’s Health
A report showing that national and state policies are falling far short of obesity control and reduction goals.

Action for Healthy Kids
A nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action
A 2001 report on the alarming growth of the national obesity epidemic.

FamilyDoctor.org
This web site has a section on weight issues in children that includes a range of practical ideas for dealing with overweight and obesity.

Healthy K.I.D.S.
The Healthy K.I.D.S. program, from the Children’s Health Fund, consists of English and Spanish newsletters that provide simple, accurate, and culturally relevant information on nutrition and fitness.

Action for Healthy Kids

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Other Resources

University of Kentucky Child Obesity Clinic—TEAMS
(859) 323-6211

VERB Summer Score Card
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
(859) 288-2350


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