Press Releases
This section contains a comprehensive list of press releases published by the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative.

Press Coverage
This section contains articles that feature the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and its efforts to prevent childhood obesity.

Press Kit
This section contains background information on the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative including organization documents and materials, press releases, and press coverage.

Newsletter Archive
The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative publishes a monthly newsletter, which features local, state and national news, events, grant opportunities, and other resources related to childhood obesity prevention.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • 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).

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