About Us

This page goes over the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative's organizational mission, vision, purpose and goals. It also provides background on childhood overweight and obesity in San Diego County as well as a brief history and summary of our organization.

Action Plan
This Action Plan emphasizes policy and environmental strategies with the greatest potential impact on childhood obesity; these strategies recognize that it is easier for individuals to make healthy choices to reduce and prevent childhood obesity when the physical and social environment in which they live supports these choices.

Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan outlines the mission, vision, purpose and goals of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative. It serves as a compass for the development and planning of all San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative activities and highlights the recent achievements of each domain workgroup.

Leadership Council
The Leadership Council is comprised of public and private leaders engaged in childhood obesity prevention activities. The Council directs the activities of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and its domains, and monitors the Initiative's implementation of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Action Plan.

This page provides contact information for San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative's operational staff.

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Quick Facts

  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)
  • Walking and biking have decreased more than 40% during the past 3 decades, partly because of unsafe routes and poor walking conditions (Active Living Research, 2009).
  • More children are being diagnosed with diseases linked to overweight and obesity previously seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (The Obesity Society, 2009).

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See our latest newsletter and the COI calendar for upcoming events.

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Kaiser Permanente County of San Diego

A project facilitated by:

California Health Improvement Partners

San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite #105, San Diego, CA 92123
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