The resources in this section provide examples of school-based obesity prevention strategies and resources that states, health plans, and communities have used to reduce the risk of childhood obesity in vulnerable populations.
The Bienestar Health Program (2016) – This website, developed by the Social & Health Research Center, contains sample lesson plans and descriptions of the curricula included in the Bienestar health program, an evidence-based, bilingual school health curriculum used by the Innovations in Childhood Obesity Texas team.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (CORD) (March 2017) – This initiative works to improve the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income children who are struggling with being overweight or obese. The collaborative models link public health and primary care efforts community-wide — including universities, providers, schools, and other community-based organizations. The second phase of this effort is working with state and community partners, such as Medicaid, to better reach low-income families and identify payment models that improve care and reduce costs. A collection of articles on the CORD project can be found here.
The Social & Health Research Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Publications (November 2017) – This website lists community and school health studies outlining efforts to reduce diabetes and childhood obesity risk factors among low-income populations.