One-third of Georgia’s children are overweight or at risk for childhood obesity. These children and youth face health consequences, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
In 2006, Healthcare Georgia Foundation awarded grants to five nonprofit organizations in Georgia to develop innovative, cross-site, multi-year programs designed to raise the level of physical activity and increase the consumption of healthy foods among Georgia’s school children. The Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition program, or CPAN, aimed to engage members of the community to seek effective, sustainable solutions that benefit Georgia’s children.
This, the inaugural issue of Results Matter, features on highlights from the CPAN Program, successes and lessons learned, and reflections from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
Recommended Citation: “Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (CPAN) Shows Promising Outcomes,” Rebecca Mullis, PhD, Principal Investigator, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Dr. Marsha Davis, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Health Promotion, Jim Bason, PhD, Data Management Coordinator, The University of Georgia Survey Research Center, Reflections by Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Lisa Medellin, MSW, Program Officer, and Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #54, September 2011.