'Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation' is the title of the May 2010 White House report that both identifies the issue and provides a the time frame to remedy it. It describes 5 major areas for action: Early childhood; Empowering parents & care givers; Healthy food in schools; Access to healthy, affordable food; and Increasing physical activity. Benchmarks for success are specified for each area. The report lists 70 recommendations and identifies actions for government and the private sector. The NH HEAL Initiative is engaged in many strategies described in the report. Many of the White House report's recommendations echo recommendations in the November 2009 Report of the NH Commission on Childhood Obesity, a policy initiative launched by the Foundation for Healthy Communities in 2007.

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Resources for Creating Healthy Communities

HEAL links communities to strategies, tools and resources for creating healthy environments that help individuals and families make good choices where they live, learn work and play.

The HEAL Vision

HEAL envisions a New Hampshire where all residents have options to make healthy choices.

The HEAL network is led by the HEAL Home at the Foundation for Healthy Communities

The HEAL Home’s purpose is to catalyze and accelerate collaboration around a shared vision of healthy people and healthy places. The HEAL Home is located at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve health and health care in New Hampshire.

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Select a public health network to find featured community projects that promote Healthy Eating & Active Living in New Hampshire.