Taking the role as the lead healthcare agency to advance the strategies adopted by the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Action Plan.

In 2006, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors issued the first-ever “Call to Action: Childhood Obesity Action Plan” for San Diego County. The report states “The increasing number of overweight and obese children in San Diego County is putting our youngest generations at risk of major health problems.” The plan utilizes the Ecological Model of health promotion in its development focusing on environmental changes, behaviors, and policies that help individuals make healthy choices in their daily lives. Rady Children’s Hospital’s Center for Healthier Communities will use this framework to spearhead obesity prevention initiatives and programs in school settings, faith-based organizations, community collaborations, and advocacy efforts. To read the Call to Action and recommended strategies, or for plan resources and information about how the plan was developed, visit Our Community, Our Kids