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Obesity Prevention Grant Project Highlighted in Connecticut Health Investigative Team Article


A Connecticut Health Investigative Team article: "Yale Program Tackles Kids Obesity By Teaching Parents Healthy Eating Habits,"  highlights a new model for preventing obesity and empowering families to make healthier nutrition choices beginning in infancy. The model is being piloted in Yale New Haven Hospital's Primary Care Center at group well child care, an evidenced-based model of primary care delivery. 

The pilot project is one of four obesity prevention grants awarded by CHDI last year with funding from the Children's Fund of CT, Newman's Own Foundation, and the Connecticut Health Foundation. Under the direction of Yale's Marjorie Rosenthal, MD, MPH, the project examines the impact of embedding a healthy eating curriculum within group well child care.

Once obesity sets in it is difficult to reverse. Over the past several years there has been increased support for research dedicated to finding ways to prevent obesity in the first place.  

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