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Preventing Childhood Obesity
A Healthy Imperative for Connecticut’s Next Generation

A forum sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Children,
Connecticut Department of Public Health & the Connecticut Childhood Obesity Council


Friday, November 7, 2008
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford


Chris Dodd and Kelly BrownellCharles Chatterton and Claire SchonningKevin Washington
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Overview Photo Gallery Documents Links News Reports 



Federal government Academic institutions  
State government Nonprofit organizations  
Municipal government Healthcare industry  


Federal government

U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd

Dodd, Harkin, Bingaman Call for New Obesity Taskforce (July 23, 2008)

Dodd: "Rising Childhood Obesity Rates are a Medical Emergency" (July 16, 2008)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Smallstep for Kids

Smallstep for Adults and Teens


State government

Connecticut Childhood Obesity Council

Connecticut Commission on Children

Playbook for Prevention (PDF) -- See especially the Food and Exercise chapter

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Childhood obesity fact sheet (PDF)

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Connecticut Grown

Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness


Municipal government

City of Norwalk



Academic institutions

Yale University

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Tufts University

Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Children in Balance

Nonprofit organizations

New England Handicapped Sports Association


Healthcare industry

Tipping the Scales in Favor of Our Children (PDF)
Report from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation