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
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.