Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) Project 2.0
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Almost 12 million children in the United States are living with obesity, and obesity is more common in low-income families. This is a serious public health concern for our nation. Children with obesity are at risk for poorer health, stigmatization, and bullying. With fewer resources, low-income families may have a harder time getting their children the health screenings and weight management support they need.
CORD 2.0 is an expansion of CDC’s Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) Project funded in 2011. CORD 2.0 funds two grantees to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income children such as those eligible or enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who are struggling with childhood overweight or obesity. CORD 2.0 will increase obesity screening and counseling services for eligible children in the selected communities, and refer them to local pediatric weight management programs.
“The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) Project: A Comprehensive Community Approach to Reduce Childhood Obesity.External”
This article explains how the original CORD Project was conceived and developed.
“CORD: A Supplement to the Journal, Childhood Obesity.External” A special issue of research articles related to the CORD Project.