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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 4 (4 total).

National Consumer Protection Week

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Annotation: The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. The Rudd Center serves in building broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. It also serves as a research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to the understanding of the complex forces affecting how people eat, how people stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how people can change.

Keywords: Food, Nutrition, Nutrition policy, Obesity, Physical activity, Public health nutrition, Weight management

Salud America!

Annotation: Salud America!: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children is a national online network of researchers, community group leaders, decision-makers, and members of the public working together to support healthy policy and environmental changes that can help reverse the Latino childhood obesity epidemic. Salud America! serves as a clearinghouse—with news, research, maps, videos, resources, and successful stories of change—on making healthy changes in Latino communities across the nation. Salud America! focuses on these topics as they relate to Latino childhood obesity: promoting healthier food in schools and neighborhoods, increasing access to local places and more opportunities to be active, decreasing unhealthy food and beverage advertising, and reducing consumption of sugary drinks.

Keywords: Obesity, Child health, Children, Hispanic Americans, Nutrition, Physical activity, Weight management

University of California, Berkeley, Center for Weight and Health

Annotation: The Center for Weight and Health at the University of California, Berkeley, promotes collaboration on projects and facilitates interaction among researchers, policy makers, community-based providers, and members of diverse communities who are concerned about weight, health, and food security. The center funds research and outreach projects; provides health and behavior survey data; and circulates information on nutrition, obesity, physical activity, and food security related programs, projects, tools, and materials. The Web site provides links to related resources; information on sources of funding; links to professionals in related fields; and a selection of published literature on nutrition, weight, and physical acitvity.

Keywords: Health promotion, Information sources, Nutrition, Data sources, Food safety, Obesity, Outreach, Overweight, Physical activity, Research, Weight management


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