The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has committed to awarding “$500 million in grants to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015”.
To get a better idea about what programs should be supported they looked at the research on the causes of obesity. From this they picked “20 recently published articles ” that looked promising.
“This summer, we want to know what you think. Below are 20 articles that we believe had a major policy impact, affected our work and thinking, or warranted our attention, due to our effort to advance the research and knowledge base for childhood obesity prevention. Please choose up to five (5) articles you think best meet those criteria. We will publish the voting results in mid-July. Voting ends July 10, so vote now.”
My 5 picks are (note articles are listed in random order):
“Child Care as an Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention: State Child Care Licensing Regulations Related to Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Media Use for Preschool-Aged Children in the United States”
I hope everyone takes a few minutes to vote, especially for the article “A Randomized Trial of the Effects of Reducing Television Viewing and Computer Use on Body Mass Index in Young Children”