Reducing Youth Obesity, Opioid Abuse Care/Prevention, and Youth Mental Health Improvement Program Grants

Subject: Community Development, Health, Child/Youth Welfare, Substance Abuse, Drugs, Childhood Obesity | Deadline: July 31, 2017 . . .

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Combatting Obesity: After-School Programs Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Robert Hill knows firsthand what it’s like to be an overweight child. “I grew up hating physical activity and only eating foods that tasted good to me,” he said . . .

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Final Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

The World Health Organization's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity recently released this report summarizing the current data on the prevalence and trends in childhood obesity around the world and makes recommendations to policymakers about how to address the issue.

Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Grants

Subject: Child Welfare, Health, Healthcare, Childhood Obesity | Deadline: Jan. 29, 2016 . . .

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Trends in Television Food Advertising to Young People: 2014 Update

The University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity updates their periodical publication on the latest trends and data in youth-target food advertisements on television. The report finds that children are now seeing more food advertisements than in the past and the majority of these ads are for unhealthy foods while those for fruits and vegetables constitute less than 1% of the total ads seen. The report also finds that many ads are targeted specifically at low-income children of color.