Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

HARTFORD AND UCONN HEALTH ANNOUNCE SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG CITY PRE-SCHOOLERS

HARTFORD, CONN (September 27, 2017) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin and the UConn Health Husky Nutrition Evaluation Team led by Dr. Ann Ferris released a report showing that between 2012 and 2016, the percentage of overweight or obese children enrolled in Hartford early learning programs decreased by 5%, and average body mass decreased by more than 4 percentile points, thanks in part to a series of initiatives by the City, UConn, and community partners.  They joined community partners at a press conference at King’s Chapel Early Care and Education Center, one of 69 early learning centers in Hartford that took part in the initiatives aimed at reducing childhood obesity.  Funding for the health evaluations and City initiatives came from various state and federal grants.  The report is available here.

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