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Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Childhood Obesity Prevention

As part of the First 5 funded initiative, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Project, Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy (CAHPP) manages the Reducing Obesity in Child Care Settings (LA ROCCS) project.


Goal

LA ROCCS seeks to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in child care


Objectives

  • Increase the number of Child care centers with nutrition and physical activity policies.
  • Improve nutrition and physical activity practices in child care.
  • Improve Child Care Providers' communication on nutrition and physical activity related policies with parents.

Highlights & Successes

  • CAHPP conducted a research project with childcare centers in south Los Angeles. Preliminary results from the program showed significant improvement in nutrition practices in centers in which the director received training and materials.

Resource & Links


Contact:

For more information regarding LA ROCCS contact:
Janet Scully
Staff Analyst
jscully@ph.lacounty.gov
(213) 639-6414
 
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