Building Activity-Friendly Communities
We partner with national groups, states, and communities to advance the following priorities:
High Obesity County Program
- We fund land grant universities in 11 states with county obesity rates greater than 40%. Residents of these communities tend to have fewer opportunities to be physically active. To address this, many of the grantees work with local cooperative extensions to help increase the availability of safe, convenient places where people can be active in their communities.
Early Childcare and Educational (ECE) Obesity Prevention Program
- We partner with states to: 1) make state-wide improvements in their ECE system by incorporating obesity prevention standards and practices; and 2) support a targeted group of ECE providers to make facility-wide improvements using a learning collaborative intervention. These activities help providers support breastfeeding, healthy eating, and physical activity for children in their facilities.