Here you can find a useful Guide for Local and State Leaders Working to Create Healthy  Communities and Prevent Childhood Obesity. Today, many US communities are unhealthy. Too frequently, families lack access to full-service grocery stores that stock affordable healthy foods, and children don’t have safe places to play or even walk.  The toolkit is published by a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Policy Action Can Help
Fortunately, many of the action strategies outlined in this toolkit are inexpensive and even provide a return on the investment in the long run. With nearly one-third of American youth either obese or overweight, the stakes are too high to do nothing about the direction of our children’s health.

Download the toolkit (102 pages) here. And visit leadershipforhealthycommunities.org for links to many relevant web resources.

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