Take Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

The NCIOM Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention developed recommendations that address barriers and ensure systems and services are available to improve young children, ages 0-5, and their families’ physical and nutritional health. This Task Force was done in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina and the North Carolina Partnership for Children. Funding support was provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina.

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Task Force Leadership

All Members

Co-Chairs

Kathy Higgins

President

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina

Olson Huff

Chair, Board of Directors

North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.

Description

The NCIOM Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention was charged with examining evidence-based and promising practices from North Carolina and national task forces, in addition to developing a strategic plan that can prevent or reduce early childhood obesity among children ages 0-5 in North Carolina that can also serve as a blueprint for other foundations, associations, or government entities. The Task Force met 14 times between September 2011 and May 2013 and developed a total of 15 strategies in the clinical, community/environment, and policy areas.