The voices for healthy kids campaign and US state legislation to prevent childhood obesity

Sara N. Bleich, Jesse Jones-Smith, Hannah Jones, Marguerite O'Hara, Lainie Rutkow

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Abstract

We documented childhood obesity legislative activity in all 50 US states that occurred in parallel to the first year of Voices for Healthy Kids (Voices), a campaign to mobilize evidence-based legislation addressing childhood obesity. Weidentified 217 bills in the year before Voices (November 2012 to October 2013) and 304 bills at follow-up (November 2013 to October 2014). In states with active Voices grantees, the bill enactment rate was 50% higher (increasing from 10% at baseline to 15% at follow-up).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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