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