This page highlights a number of organizations that are working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, as well as several websites that provide useful sources of research and advocacy tools.
Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work – An in-depth look at how organizations of all types, acting in diverse settings, are implementing a collective impact approach to solve large-scale social problems.
Community Toolbox – Free information on essential skills for building healthy communities.
Food Access Research Atlas – Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility; Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes
Good Laws, Good Food: Putting State Food Policy to Work for Our Communities (November, 2012) – This state level toolkit focuses on the ways that states can change their policies to improve their food and agriculture systems.
Healthy Care for Healthy Kids-Community Resources Toolkit – This toolkit provides basics tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent overweight and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for overweight.
Leadership & Collective Impact – A guide for strengthening the impact of your leadership development work.
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research – Research/webinars on childhood obesity
NIH Obesity Research – National Institute of Health obesity research
Walksteps – The online resource for developing strategies for walkable communities.
Food for Thought: 2012 School Breakfast Report – (2nd Annual Report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey)
New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study – Publications/Chart Books
New Jersey Food Access Initiative – Financing program designed to increase the supply of affordable, fresh food in underserved areas.
ShapingNJ: Promising Practices Map – Find out what’s going on in your community for obesity prevention.
Welcome to the Map of the Movement. This free, interactive online map is designed to help expand and connect the movement of individuals and organizations working to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Click here to learn more about using the map. The Map of the Movement is a free service created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with Netcentric Campaigns.