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Supporting Healthy Weight Interventions in Child Care Settings

December 5, 2012

How can funders best draw the connection between research, policy, and practice in order to support obesity prevention efforts in early care and education settings?
 
On December 5, 2012, Grantmakers In Health (GIH) will convene the strategy session Supporting Healthy Weight Interventions in Child Care Settings in Washington, DC. Sponsored by Nemours, this invitation-only meeting will allow a select group of 25 researchers, practitioners, and funders to chart out next steps for philanthropy. 

Intended as a follow-up to the recent GIH Issue Dialogue Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood, this will be a highly interactive working meeting in which we focus specifically on obesity prevention in early care and education. Together, we will review the evaluation results of promising interventions; identify areas where additional research and evaluation are needed; and discuss policy and practice opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

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