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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Childhood Obesity Prevention

As part of the Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, funded by First 5 LA, the Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy (CAHPP) unit manages the Choose Health LA Child Care project. This project is designed to improve nutrition and physical activity in child care settings to support the healthy growth and development of children.


Choose Health LA Child Care seeks to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in child care.


  • Improve nutrition and physical activity practices in child care centers and homes.
  • Increase the number of child care sites with nutrition and physical activity policies.
  • Improve Child Care Providers' communication with parents about nutrition- and physical activity-related policies.

Highlights & Successes

  • Free workshops for child care providers from all types of settings (centers, family child care homes, license-exempt) and events for parents and children are both available regularly throughout the County. Workshops cover the topics below and also include fun exercise ideas and gardening tips. Click the image for a list of LA County child care resource and referral agencies.


Thousands of providers have already been trained!

  • More than a thousand child care providers have received follow-up coaching visits in their setting to improve nutrition and physical activity practices and policies.

  • CAHPP conducted a successful research project with child care centers in south Los Angeles that informed the Choose Health LA Child Care project.

Resource & Links



For more information regarding Choose Health LA Child Care contact:
Janet Scully
Project Manager
(213) 639-6414

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