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Family and Social Services Administration

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Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning Home > Provider Resources > Ways to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity Ways to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a problem with Indiana's children. Almost one third of children 5 years of age and younger have a body weight that is greater than 85 percent of their peers. Half of those children are considered obese and are at a great risk for health and self-esteem problems later in life.

The Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative (IHWI) is a statewide task force that works together to improve the health of Hoosiers through policy and physical environment supports in these specific settings: worksites, schools, health care, breastfeeding, older adult, child care, community built environment, and community food environment.

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 Visit the links below for more information on ways to help prevent childhood obesity

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