National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)
An independent, action-oriented organization dedicated to achieving a world in which all children receive the high quality healthcare they need. NICHQ is committed to childhood obesity
prevention. How much do you know
about the childhood obesity epidemic in Vermont?
Northeast Organic Farm Association of Vermont (NOFA)
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. Vermont Food Education Every Day (VTFEED)
is a Farm to School program run as a partnership of three Vermont non-profit organizations: Food Works at Two Rivers Center, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), and Shelburne Farms. NOFA-VT’s role in this partnership focuses on school food by connecting kitchen managers with local farmers, helping farmers make the connection with schools, training school food service personnel about how to use fresh and local foods, and teaching school staff how to introduce new foods to students.
Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger
The mission of the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Visit their website to learn more about the following programs:School Meal Programs
The Learning Kitchen formerly known as Cooking for Life
3SquaresVT formerly Food Stamps
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Education and Advocacy
Vermont Department of Health
The state’s lead agency for public health policy and advocacy. The Obesity Prevention Plan
is a Statewide Plan engaging individuals, organizations, communities, government & industry.
The Fit & Healthy Vermonters Initiative
focuses on prevention, with ways to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating for Vermonters of all ages. This initiative is aligned with, and builds upon the Blueprint for Health
, Vermont’s initiative to address the burden of chronic diseases in our state.
Vermont Attorney General’s Obesity Initiative
On February 17, 2010, the Attorney General held the first meeting of a new initiative to identify and develop actions to reduce obesity in Vermont which complement the work of the Departments of Health and Education. Obesity Related Facts for Vermont
Girls on the Run
A non-profit prevention program that encourages girls in grades 3-8 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.
RunVermont engages children in any one of their Youth programs, so they can discover the joys of our sport at an early age.
Ready, Set, Run!
Junior Youth Relay
MVP Health Care YAM Scram
Safe Routes to School Program
Vt Agency of Transportation program to create sidewalks and bike paths so kids can burn calories on the way to school instead of sitting in a bus or car.
Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6! Visit the walk to school website for more information.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
Tips and ideas on how to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Eat for Health
Vermont website with recipes and healthy eating ideas.
Get Moving Vermont
Online tracking for physical activity good for all ages.
Vermont Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation's leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by partnering with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn.
America's move to raise a healthier generation of kids.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on BMI for children and teens.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity
The purpose of this site is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese.
The Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
The Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters.
Fit & Healthy Kids
A coordinated, comprehensive approach to promoting healthy eating and increasing physical activity among children and families.
The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity
IOM Report Policies To Reduce Childhood Obesity
2010 VT Hunger Facts