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FIT TOGETHER NC (Obesity Initiative)

Fit Families NC - a Study Committee for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Overweight / Obesity

To address North Carolina's obesity epidemic among children and youth, HWTF has established a study committee known as Fit Families NC. This study committee is comprised of 20 experts with diverse backgrounds from across the state. The mission of Fit Families NC is to raise awareness of the problem, support activity-friendly communities, promote more physical activity and better nutrition, and conduct research to determine which policies and programs are most effective in helping families and communities make healthier choices. The study committee is seeking to develop consensus on policy and attitudinal changes necessary to encourage healthy diet and increased physical activity among North Carolina's children and families, and make policy recommendations to decision makers at the state and local level. The study committee will analyze four cornerstone issues around obesity in our state - physical activity, nutrition, community development and healthcare.

Committee Charter
Committee Members
Action Plan and Meeting Schedule

Meeting Materials

April 7, 2004 - Introduction and Overview to Childhood Obesity

June 18, 2004 - Physical Activity

August 20, 2004 - Nutrition

October 18, 2004 - Community Development

December 9, 2004 - Healthcare

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