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									                                                  Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
     Setting                Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

                                                                       Adams County
Schools             Educational materials/presentations     •   Childhood obesity awareness programs done by the          Ohio Valley School District
                                                                Nutritional council                                       Peebles High School
                                                            •   School wellness teams looking at obesity prevention       Larry Anderson
                    Nutrition/Exercise program                  from a wellness standpoint                                phsandersonl@ovsd.us
                                                            •   Fit kids program in the schools
Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program              •   Adams-Brown Head Start has a preschool physical           Adams-Brown Head Start
                                                                activity curriculum called “I Am Moving, I Am             Kathy Grooms
                                                                Learning.” This curriculum keeps preschoolers active      nutforms@yahoo.com
                                                                in a fun way and provides handouts to parents on
                                                                childhood weight issues
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Adams-Brown Heart Health Program (ODH-funded              Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                                Cardiovascular Health Program project) in conjunction     Leeann Puckett
                                                                with HEALTH-UC and The University of Cincinnati’s         aot_lee@yahoo.com
                                                                Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program
                                                                coordinate a “Sports Dance Video”/”Fit Kids” exercise
                                                                DVD program. This is an organized program designed
                                                                to promote and facilitate regular classroom exercise in
                                                                elementary schools
                                                            •   Two school districts use the Coordinated Approach To
                                                                Child Health (CATCH) Program
Community           Coalition building                      •   Adams-Brown Heart Health Program (ABHHP)                  Adams County Heart Health Program
                                                            •   Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Task Force                 For ABHHP & ABDETF:
                                                                (ABDETF)                                                  Sue Basta, Project Director
                                                            •   Manchester and Southern Adams County Heart Health         Susan.Basta@UC.edu
                                                                Groups                                                    Adams County Heart Health Program
                                                                                                                          For Manchester and Southern Adams Groups:
                                                                                                                          Leeann Puckett
                                                                                                                          aot_lee@yahoo.com
Community           Built environment                       •   Great Options in Lower-fat Dining or better know as       Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                                the GOLD Plate Restaurant Program is coordinated by       Sue Basta, RN, PhD, Director
                                                                the Heart Health Program. This is an award program        Susan.Basta@UC.edu
                                                                to encourage restaurants and food services to make
                                                                heart-healthy food choices available on their menus

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                                                  Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
     Setting                Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Adams County Dining with Diabetes course addresses          OSU Extension
                                                                healthy eating and weight reduction as a means of           Sheila Maggard
                                                                helping to control diabetes with a series of three, two     maggard.15@cfaes.osu.edu
                                                                hour classes. A follow up occurs in three to six
                                                                months with a reunion meeting
                                                            •   OSU Extension Adams County Childhood Obesity
                                                                Prevention Provides programming addressing
                                                                childhood obesity to parent and child care provider
                                                                groups
Community           Built environment                       •   Indoor walking program at Manchester High School.           Manchester Schools
                                                                Provides indoor walking to the public during periods        Mike Cluxton, Special Projects Administrator
                                                                of bad weather                                              Mike.Cluxton@manchester.k12.oh.us
Worksite            Wellness                                •   Adams-Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP)                Adams-Brown Community Action Program
                                                                for worksite wellness. The program includes indoor          Connie Inman, Human Resources Director
                                                                walking, exercise room, healthy message billboards,         cinman@abcap.net
                                                                staff incentive wellness program with point system,
                                                                line dancing
Worksite            Wellness                                •   American Heart Association – Start Program, Biggest         Dayton Power and Light, Stuart Station
                                                                Loser programs, walking programs and speakers on            Sharon Lightner
                                                                nutrition for employees                                     937-549-2641
Worksite            Wellness                                •   Taking the stairs, weight management, fitness points        Adams County Regional Medical Center
                                                                program on nutrition and fitness to promote nutrition       Brian McCord
                                                                and fitness to employees                                    bjmccord@acrmc.com
                                                                                                                            937-386-3400
Health Care         Counseling/Guidance                     •   Ounce of Prevention Childhood Obesity Prevention            Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                                Program is a parental guidance program with handouts        Sue Basta, RN, PhD, Director
                                                                on feeding practices and physical activity appropriate      Susan.Basta@UC.edu
                                                                for each well-child visit interval from 0 to 6 years old.
                                                                Winchester Family Medicine, Cedar Valley Medical
                                                                Clinic, Adams-Brown WIC and Adams-Brown Early
                                                                Head Start all utilize Ounce of Prevention materials
                                                                          Allen County
Schools &           Educational materials/presentations     •   Tools for Schools Conference for school personnel in        Allen County Health Department
Community                                                       spring                                                      Monica Harnish
                    Coalition building                      •   Allen County Give Me 5 Coalition. The group’s goal          mharnish@allenhealthdept.org
                    Nutrition/Exercise program                  for 2009, is to organize six community/school family        Allen County Health Department

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    Setting                Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

                                                              fun events with a focus on nutrition and physical          Rebecca Dershem
                                                              activity, and up to 120 classrooms participating in        bdershem@allenhealthdept.org
                                                              nutrition/physical activity challenges. This is a          419-228-4457
                                                              collaborative effort through OSU Lima, local hospital,
                                                              health department and Girl Scouts
Community          Built environment                      •   Improvements and additions will be added to the Dr.        Allen County Health Department
                                                              Martin Luther King, Jr. Park to encourage using the        Kathy Luhn
                                                              park for physical activity. In addition, a Federally       kluhn@allenhealthdept.org
                                                              Qualified Health Center located adjacent to the park
                                                              has also been implementing wellness programs
                                                              utilizing this park
Community          Coalition building                     •   City of Lima Wellness Team                                 City of Lima
                                                                                                                         Ange Layton
                                                                                                                         Ange.layton@cityhall.lima.oh.us
                                                                                                                         419-998-5557
Community          Nutrition/Exercise program             •   St. Rita’s Medical Center offers a Healthy Eating and      St. Rita’s Medical Center
                                                              Exercise Program for Kids. This is a weight                Jeffrey Mayer
                                                              management program for overweight children that deal       JSMayer@health-partners.org
                                                              with all the areas that are needed to improve the
                                                              chances of a child to make life modifications. Each
                                                              week, the children and their parents meet with a
                                                              psychology student, a dietitian and an exercise
                                                              physiologist. The children are given activity logs and
                                                              diet logs. The appropriate professional goes over these
                                                              logs with the children. The end of the class is reserved
                                                              for the exercise portion which lasts 45-60 minutes
                                                                      Ashland County
Community          Coalition building                     •   Head Start Health Advisory Committee meets a               Knox, Holmes and Ashland County Head Start
                                                              minimum of two times per year                              Tammy McGinnis
                                                                                                                         TMCGINNIS2@NEOHIO.TWCBC.COM
                                                                                                                         330-377-4567
                                                                   Ashtabula County




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     Setting                Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Schools &           Educational materials/presentations    •   Veggie Derby is a program aimed toward low-income          OSU Extension
Community                                                      children to address nutrition. Students learn about        Ashlee Rzyczycki
                                                               fruits and veggies. As a result of the program, children   rzyczycki.2@osu.edu
                                                               gain more knowledge of fruits and vegetables. The
                                                               ultimate goal of the program is to increase
                    Nutrition/Exercise program                 consumption of fruits and veggies
                                                           •   Longest Day of Play program is a physical activity
                                                               extravaganza to create awareness of physical fitness
                                                               opportunities in the community. The event also
                                                               educates residents on ways to incorporate physical
                                                               activity as a family
                                                                      Athens County
Schools             Coalition building                     •   The Green Plate Club is a community advocacy group         Christine Hughes
                                                               of local farmers, restaurant owners, physicians and        cthughes@fastermac.net
                                                               parents. Their goal is to improve the food served in
                                                               local schools and promote local food growers
Schools             Policy change                          •   Each school district in Athens County has a school         Ruth Dudding
                                                               health team and wellness policies. Alexander Local         dudding@health.athens.oh.us
                                                               School District has an outdoor walking track with          740-592-4431 x 225
                                                               fitness equipment such as treadmills, elliptical
                                                               machines, rowing machines, etc.
                    Built environment                      •   Three other school districts: Nelsonville York City,
                                                               Federal Hocking Local and Trimble Local have indoor
                                                               fitness centers that are also open to the community.
                                                               Athens City School is building a greenhouse to grow
                                                               greens for the school cafeteria. Science and
                                                               Agriculture students and their teachers will be growing
                                                               the greens
Schools &           Built environment                      •   Community Food Initiatives is a grassroots                 Ronda Clark
Community                                                      organization whose mission is to increase gardening in     cfi@frognet.net
                                                               the county. They have assisted two school districts in      740-593-5971
                                                               creating school gardens. They have started farmers’
                                                               markets in two communities
Community           Built environment                      •   Building a walking trail to connect three small            Ruth Dudding
                                                               communities (Jacksonville, Trimble and Glouster) and       dudding@health.athens.oh.us
                                                               increase opportunities for kids to walk to school          740-592-4431 x 225

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                                                  Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Community,           Coalition building                     •   The Healthy Community Coalition of Athens County           Ruth Dudding,
Schools, Worksites                                              works in four settings to promote healthy eating and       dudding@health.athens.oh.us
& Health Care                                                   increased physical activity among children and adults.     740-592-4431 x 225
                                                                Collaboration with all the projects and organizations      True Harvest
                                                                listed in this 2009 source for Athens County               Leslie Miller
                                                                                                                           dawnrosefire@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                           740-797-8969
Community &          Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Take Action is a behavior change initiative that guides    Dr. Jay Shubrook
Health Care                                                     a child and one parent to increase physical activity and    jshubrook@yahoo.com
                                                                improve nutrition. Separately, kids and parents take       740-566-4880
                                                                nutrition classes and personal training. Each family       Dr. Andy Wapner
                                                                receives travel vouchers and a free membership to the      Wapner@oucom.ohiou.edu
                                                                local community center that they will be able to
                                                                continue beyond the summer program. Referrals for
                                                                this program can come from local physicians, schools
                                                                nurses, local health department or self referral
                                                                      Belmont County
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Horsetails program is for children 6-12 years old. The     Horsetails
                                                                program is held weekly for 10 weeks. The program           Vickie McMahon
                                                                uses simple techniques to teach children about healthy     vickielynn_1998@yahoo.com
                                                                eating and being more physically active while learning     740-686-2425
                                                                about caring for a horse. Horsetails is held a High
                                                                Point Acres, a 118-acre farm seven miles south of St.
                                                                Clairsville
Community            Coalition building                     •   Belmont County Community and Family Wellness               OSU Extension of Belmont County
                                                                Coalition                                                  Polly Loy
                                                                                                                           loy.1@cfaes.osu.edu
                                                                                                                           740-695-1455
                                                                        Brown County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   A ten minute, daily exercise program for all students      Russellville Elementary
                                                                                                                           Carol Goodwin, RN, School Nurse
                                                                                                                           goodwinc@eb.k12.oh.us
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Adams-Brown Heart Health Program (ODH-funded               Brown County
                                                                Cardiovascular Health Program project) in conjunction      Gay Hubbell
                                                                with HEALTH-UC and The University of Cincinnati’s          vghubbell70@yahoo.com
                                                                Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program

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                                                  Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
     Setting                Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                                coordinate a “Sports Dance Video”/”Fit Kids” exercise
                                                                DVD program. This is an organized program designed
                                                                to promote and facilitate regular classroom exercise in
                                                                elementary schools
Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program              •   Walk Across America Challenge is an ongoing               Brown County Rehabilitation Center
                                                                walking incentive program for clients and the staff       Lena Bradford, Administrator
                                                                members who work with them                                937-378-4891
Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program              •   Preschool physical activity curriculum, “I Am Moving,     Adams-Brown Head Start
                                                                I Am Learning” keeps preschoolers active in a fun         Kathy Grooms
                                                                way. Provides handouts on childhood weight issues to      nutforms@yahoo.com
                                                                parents
Schools             Policy change                           •   Mt. Orab Elementary physical activity policy. School      Mt. Orab Elementary
                                                                has adopted a policy for everyone getting five minutes    Kim Scheffler, RN, School Nurse
                                                                of exercise at the beginning of the school day            schef-k@wb.k12.oh.us

Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program              •   Fayetteville Schools physical activity promotion          Fayetteville Schools
                                                                program “Game On!” physical activity program              Martha Boggs, FCCLA Adviser
                                                                coordinated by the school system’s Family, Career and     boggsm@fp.k12.oh.us
                                                                Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter
Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program              •   Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH)              St. Michael School
                                                                Program. Facilitates and promotes healthy nutrition       Sandi Keller
                                                                practices and physical activity in the elementary         937-392-4202
                                                                school—currently being implemented at St. Michael in      Kim Scheffler, RN, School Nurse
                                                                Ripley and at Mt. Orab in Mount Orab                      schef-k@wb.k12.oh.us
Community           Coalition building                      •   Adams-Brown Heart Health Program                          Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                                                                                          Leann Puckett
                                                                                                                          aot_lee@yahoo.com
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Dining with Diabetes course addresses healthy eating      OSU Extension- Brown County
                                                                and weight reduction as a means of helping to control     Kathy Jelley
                                                                diabetes with a series of three, two hour classes         jelley.1@cfaes.osu.edu
                                                                followed up in three to six months with a reunion
                                                                meeting
                                                            •   Provides programming addressing childhood obesity to
                                                                parent and child care provider groups



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                                                 Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
     Setting                Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

Community           Built environment                      •   GOLD Plate Restaurant Program coordinated by                Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                               Adams-Brown Heart Health Program. An award                  Sue Basta, RN, PhD, Director
                                                               program for encouraging restaurants and food services       Susan.Basta@UC.edu
                                                               to make heart-healthy food choices available on their
                                                               menus
                    Coalition building                     •   Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                           •   Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Task Force
Community           Coalition building                     •   Aberdeen & Ripley Heart Health Groups                       Aberdeen & Ripley Groups
                    Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Indoor walking program A network of sites in six            Brown County Heart Health Program
                                                               different villages in the county where people can walk      Gay Hubbell, Coordinator
                                                               indoors during bad weather (Georgetown, Russellville,       vghubbell70@yahoo.com
                                                               Aberdeen, Ripley, St. Martin and Lake Waynoka)

Community           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Adams Brown Community Action Program’s                      Adams Brown Community Action Program
                                                               (ABCAP) exercise room. A room within the                    Penny Condo, RN
                                                               ABCAP’s facility in Georgetown is open to the public        937-378-6041
                                                               during regular hours of operation (M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30
                                                               p.m.)
Worksite            Wellness                               •   ABCAP worksite wellness program. Indoor walking,            Adams Brown Community Action Program
                                                               exercise room, healthy message billboards, staff            Connie Inman, Human Resources Director
                                                               incentive wellness program with point system, line          cinman@abcap.net
                                                               dancing
Worksite            Wellness                               •   Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington (RULH) schools’               Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington (RULH)
                                                               staff wellness resources offers Weight Watchers             Schools
                                                               program to staff                                            Donna Sutton, RN, School Nurse
                                                                                                                           donna.sutton@rulh.K12.oh.us
Worksite            Policy change                          •   Brown County Employee System insurance incentive            Margery Paeltz, Commissioner
                                                               will now subsidize weight management therapy                m_paeltz@yahoo.com

Worksite            Wellness                               •   Mt. Orab Elementary staff wellness program includes         Mt. Orab Elementary
                                                               Weight Watchers and line dancing for staff/employees        Kim Scheffler, RN, School Nurse
                                                                                                                           schef-k@wb.k12.oh.us
Health Care         Counseling/Guidance                    •   Ounce of Prevention Childhood Obesity Prevention            Adams-Brown Heart Health Program
                                                               program is a parental guidance program with handouts        Sue Basta, RN, PhD, Director
                                                               on feeding practices and physical activity appropriate      Susan.Basta@UC.edu
                                                               for each well-child visit interval from 0 to 6 years old.

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     Setting                Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                               Conducted in Brown County by Regional Family
                                                               Healthcare in Fayetteville, Brown County Family
                                                               Physicians in Georgetown, Brown County WIC and
                                                               Early Head Start
                                                                       Butler County
Schools             Coalition building                     •  District wellness committee working on wellness in        Fairfield City Schools
                                                              the Fairfield City Schools district. From making          Carol Falk
                                                              lunches healthier to trying to provide more physical      falk_c@fairfieldcityschools.com
                                                              activity in the day. Students should to learn how
                                                              important it is to take charge of their own health and
                                                              be responsible
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program              • Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-competitive              Girls on the Run of Cincinnati, Inc.
Community                                                     fitness/character development program for pre-teen        Erin Hamilton, Director
                                                              girls. This program has proven success nationally.        erin@gotrcincinnati.org
                                                              The program is structured to meet two times per week      http://www.gotrcincinnati.org
                                                              for one hour. Programs may be held at schools,
                                                              community centers, YMCAs, parks and churches.
                                                              Girls run/walk while discussing pre-teen health topics.
                                                              All lessons and materials are predefined and delivered.
                                                              Girls receive 24 lessons, GOTR 5K entry, healthy
                                                              snacks after every lesson, celebration party and more.
                                                              Great program to also encourage staff health and well-
                                                              being
Community           Nutrition/Exercise program             • Expanded Food and Nutrition Program teaches                OSU Extension
                                                              children about the importance of good nutrition and       Peggy Cebelak
                                                              physical fitness. The importance of nutrition and         cebelak.1@osu.edu
                                                              physical activity, label reading, food safety and other
                                                              topics are taught in classrooms, after school, day
                                                              camps and other youth locations
                                                           • Dining with Diabetes
                                                           • Family Nutrition Program
                                                           • Walkable Communities
                    Coalition building                     • Healthy Living Coalition
                                                                    Champaign County
Schools,            Community health oriented events       •   Activate Champaign County activities include a           Champaign Health District
Community &         Built environment                          farmers' market, walking competition among local         Sheila Pena

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     Setting                Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Worksites                                                      businesses and an annual walking competition among        spena@odh.ohio.gov
                                                               school districts
                                                                     Clermont County
Schools             Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Enhance movement activities for children                  Child Focus, Inc., Early Childhood Division
                                                           •   Increase in amount of moderate to vigorous physical       Karen Balon, LPN
                                                               activity for children                                     Info@Child-Focus.org
                                                           •   Healthy eating messages for children
                                                           •   Parent education on early childhood obesity activity
                                                               levels for children, and nutrition.
                                                           •   Implementation of I Am Moving, I Am Learning
                                                               concepts in Head Start child care centers
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-competitive              Girls on the Run of Cincinnati, Inc Erin
Community                                                      fitness/character development program for pre-teen        Hamilton, Director
                                                               girls. This program has proven success nationally.        erin@gotrcincinnati.org
                                                               The program is structured to meet two times per week      www.gotrcincinnati.org
                                                               for one hour. Programs may be held at schools,
                                                               community centers, YMCAs, parks and churches.
                                                               Girls run/walk while discussing pre-teen health topics.
                                                               All lessons and materials are predefined and delivered.
                                                               Girls receive 24 lessons, GOTR 5K entry, healthy
                                                               snacks after every lesson, celebration party and more.
                                                               Great program to also encourage staff health and well-
                                                               being
Community           Coalition building                     •   Obesity Prevention Coalition                              Clermont County Health District
                                                                                                                         Marty Lambert
                                                                                                                         mlambert@co.clermont.oh.us
                                                                                                                         513-732-7499
Community           Educational materials/presentations    •   Healthy gardening programs such as the Jr. Master         Ohio State University Extension, Clermont
                                                               Gardener program. Provides hands-on physical              County
                                                               activities in a demonstration garden setting.             Cindy Burskey
                                                               Participants learn proper growing techniques, the value   cler@osu.edu
                                                               of fresh locally grown produce, the value of              http://clermont.osu.edu
                                                               community service and positive self-image. Also,
                                                               provides knowledge and skills to replicate a garden in
                                                               their home setting
                                                           •   Learned benefits of locally grown fresh produce and

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    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                   Contact Information

                                                               nutrition education programs
Community           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   After-school and summer programming                      Ohio State University Extension, Clermont
                                                           •   4-H youth nutrition and physical activity projects       County
                                                           •   Educational materials                                    Margaret Jenkins
                                                           •   Traditional and non-traditional youth development        cler@osu.edu
                                                               programs to inform and motivate youth to live healthy    http://clermont.osu.edu
                                                               lifestyles
                                                           •   Camping program
                                                           •   Strengthening Families and Communities Impact
                    Coalition Building                         Team that (1) assists in grant development;(2) focuses
                                                               on healthy people;(3) program partners with county
                                                               businesses and agencies
                    Educational materials/presentations    •   Clermont County Fair projects, activities and events
                                                           •   Web site has health and nutrition-based information
                                                           •   Healthy cooking programs such as Dining With
                                                               Diabetes. These classes provide diabetic food
                                                               preparation, demonstrations, taste tests, disease
                                                               information and promotes healthy food choices
                                                           •   Homemade in the Heart of Clermont County
                                                               promoting healthy food choices and appetizing recipes
                                                               on the Clermont County Today Show, aired on the
                                                               county cable access television channels
                                                           •   Healthy Food Choices, Nutritious Snacks and Balance
                                                               Healthy Diet with physical activity classes presented
                                                               by program assistants in the Expanded Food and
                                                               Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) & the Family
                                                               Nutrition Program (FNP)Nutrition Education: target
                                                               audience would be low income individuals and
                                                               families with children
Community           Coalition building                     •   Farmers’ Market County Coalition                         Ohio State University Extension, Clermont
                                                                                                                        County
                                                                                                                        Latham Farley
                                                                                                                        cler@osu.edu
                                                                                                                        http://clermont.osu.edu
Community           Educational materials/presentations    •   BMI screening for WIC eligible children ages 2-5         Clermont County WIC program
                                                               years old. (1:1 with Registered Dietitian)               Katherine Schneider RD, LD
                                                           •   Activity boxes given to children who are at or above     cchealth@co.clermont.oh.us
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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

                                                                85th percentile for BMI
                                                            •   Participation in Farmers’ market program encourages
                                                                locally grown fruits and vegetables
Community            Coalition building                     •   Clermont Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN)        Clermont CAN
                                                                is a coalition of various agencies, townships, villages,   Jennifer Vesper RD, LD
                                                                businesses in Clermont County. The group formed to         cchealth@co.clermont.oh.us
                                                                address the chronic health conditions of obesity in
                                                                Clermont County
                                                            •   Current efforts are in gathering baseline data of youth
                                                                and adults to develop a comprehensive plan for obesity
                                                                prevention within the county and support of existing
                                                                projects toward increasing physical activity and
                                                                nutrition
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Clermont County libraries have purchased Wii Fit           Clermont County Public Library
                                                                programs to use in the community. Monthly teen             David Mezack
                                                                activities planned to promote physical activity            mezackda@oplin.org
                                                                      Crawford County
Community            Coalition building                     •   Crawford County Health Coalition is in the works.          Bucyrus Community Hospital
                                                                Various groups will include organizations such as          Suzanne Binau
                                                                YESS (Youth Experiencing Success in School)                sbinau@bchonline.org
                                                                Bucyrus, Crestline Cares, the ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug         419-563-9304
                                                                Addiction and Mental Health) Board, the CABS
                                                                (Caring About Bucyrus Students), the Crawford Park
                                                                District and businesses such as General Electric and
                                                                Timken. The coalition will have subcommittees that
                                                                include education, high-risk behavior, community and
                                                                health and wellness
                                                                     Cuyahoga County
Schools              Coalition building                     •   Partners for School Health Childhood Obesity               American Heart Association
                                                                Prevention initiative in Cleveland Metropolitan            Abigail Loechler
                                                                Schools. The program has two components: quality           Abby.loechler@heart.org
                                                                physical education and school wellness. Quality            1-800-209-1151 x 4393
                                                                Physical Education: (1) students in fourth through
                                                                sixth grades are tested twice per year using
                                                                FitnessGram; (2) physical educators implement
                                                                Physical Best curriculum in classes. School Wellness:

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

                                                                School wellness teams have been created in each
                                                                school to assess school needs and implement a plan of
                                                                action
Schools              Coalition building                     •   School Wellness Policy program is a countywide              Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                     Wellness                                   program that aims to provide technical assistance to        Ann Stahlheber, MS, RD, LD
                                                                school districts in Cuyahoga County in establishing         216-201-2001 x 1544
                                                                wellness policies. The role of the program coordinator      Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                                                                is to assist school districts with the development of       Alison Patrick MPH, RD, LD
                                                                wellness committees, policies and with the                  216-201-2001 x 1513
                                                                implementation and evaluation of policy-related
                                                                programs
                                                            •   Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH)-
                                                                Coordinated School Health (CSH) Initiative is driven
                                                                by the collaborative efforts of the CCBH-CSH
                                                                committee, the Child Family Health Services program
                                                                staff and the Cuyahoga County Cardiovascular
                                                                program staff. CCBH worked with two pilot districts
                                                                to identify priority areas for health and wellness and to
                                                                develop an action plan to support identified health and
                                                                wellness priority areas
Schools &            Nutrition & Fitness program            •   Food Folks and Coordinated Approach To Child                Children’s Hunger Alliance
Community                                                       Health-Physical Education (CATCH-PE) are two                614-341-7700
                                                                curriculums taught by AmeriCorps members to after-          4Kids@ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                school programs serving low-income children in three        www.ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                counties
                                                            •   Food Folks is a 12-lesson nutrition curriculum for
                                                                children in grades K-12
                                                            •   CATCH-PE is a nationally-recognized, non-
                     Educational materials/presentations        competitive physical education program
                                                            •   Adult nutrition education programs offered to food-
                                                                stamp eligible adults in faith-based, community and
                                                                school settings through the U.S. Department of
                                                                Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed Program (Food Stamp
                                                                Nutrition Education Program)
                                                            •   After-school & Summer Programs (in schools,
                                                                community and Faith-based settings)
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Recruited through their schools, youth from the             The Cleveland Department of Public Health
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Community                                                     Cleveland Metropolitan School District have the             Pamela Brackett
                                                              opportunity to participate in the We Run This City          pbrackett@city.cleveland.oh.us
                                                              youth marathon program representing their school.           216-664-6175
                                                              The marathon program is designed to engage youth in
                                                              a structured physical activity training program that is
                                                              fun and challenging allowing the students to get in
                                                              shape, gain confidence and run the race. Pre and post
                                                              race day assessments are conducted for each youth
                                                              participant. Post race evaluations of physical
                                                              measurements, self-reported attitudes, intentions and
                                                              behaviors have yielded significant changes. The
                                                              children are given activity logs to record their training
                                                              activities. The We Run This City marathon program is
                                                              held annually in conjunction with the Cleveland Rite
                                                              Aid Marathon. Families are being invited to condition
                                                              and run in the marathon
                                                          •   Three additional schools are being recruited to conduct
                                                              Safe Routes To School programming – walkability and
                                                              runability audits
Schools &           Educational materials/presentations   •   USDA's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education                OSU Extension
Community                                                     Program (EFNEP) is a nutrition-education program for        Lauren Melnick, MS, RD, LD
                                                              limited-resource families and youth. EFNEP utilizes         melnick.11@osu.edu
                                                              the science-based Professor Popcorn nutrition               216-429-8229
                                                              education curriculum from Purdue University
                                                              Extension which focuses on basic nutrition concepts
                                                              including MyPyramid, Dietary Guidelines for
                                                              Americans, calcium and healthy bones, fruits and
                                                              vegetables, whole grains and food safety. Cuyahoga
                                                              County has the largest EFNEP in Ohio, serving
                                                              roughly 2,500 families yearly. In 2007, EFNEP
                                                              provided nutrition education to 5,000 youth grades
                                                              third through sixth (ages 8-12). For the past four
                                                              years, EFNEP youth has been able to expand its
                                                              outreach due to collaboration with the Steps to a
                                                              Healthier Cleveland grant project, funded by Centers
                                                              for Disease Control and Prevention. Early nutrition
                                                              interventions and education are one way to combat
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                                                        childhood obesity. In Cuyahoga County, EFNEP has
                                                        become a critical part of district wellness policies
                                                    •   Media Smart Youth is a curriculum in four Cleveland
                                                        high schools that utilizes the Media Smart curriculum
                                                        from the National Institutes of Health. The program
                                                        informs students of the impact media and advertising
                                                        have on healthy lifestyle choices, including healthy
                                                        eating
                                                    •   To the Garden We Grow is a nutrition- and
                                                        horticulture-based curriculum created within the OSU
                                                        Extension office and is an EFNEP partnership with
                                                        Community Gardening
                Built environment                   •   Cleveland Corner Store Project (CSP) encourages
                                                        children to select healthier choices from
                                                        participating urban corner stores. The CSP is working
                                                        with five corner stores to offer fresh produce and
                                                        healthier choices in exchange for removal of tobacco
                                                        and alcohol posters. Youth EFNEP has partnered with
                                                        the CSP, a product of Case Western
                                                        Reserve University, to support the movement for
                                                        healthier food choices in frequently utilized Cleveland
                Community health oriented events        corner stores
                                                    •   Steps to a Healthier Cleveland the Cleveland
                                                        Department of Public Health created a marathon
                                                        program to encourage inner-city youth to train for and
                Coalition building                      participate in the Cleveland half-marathon
                                                    •   The Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Food Policy
                                                        Coalition has a health and nutrition working group
                                                        focused on promoting farm-to-school programming in
                                                        urban school districts
                                                    •   The Comprehensive Wellness Plan for Cleveland
                                                        Metropolitan School District (CMSD) of which
                                                        EFNEP has been a key partner, working with the
                                                        district's third to sixth graders for nearly 10 years. An
                                                        asset of the program is the ability to tailor information
                                                        to a child audience and then simultaneously work with
                                                        parents to reinforce healthy eating. In 2007, EFNEP
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                                                               expanded outreach to four high schools
                                                               in CMSD, using the National Institutes of Health
                                                               Media Smart curriculum. The results were good
                                                               discussion/interaction and identification of the need for
                                                               nutrition education among older students
Community            Built environment                     •   East Cleveland Healthy Land Use Initiative led by the       Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                                                               CCBH and the East Cleveland Health and                      Ann Stahlheber, MS, RD, LD
                                                               Development Committee. The initiative addresses             216-201-2001 x 1544
                                                               healthy lifestyles and environmental justice through        Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                                                               the inclusion of health considerations into land use and    Alison Patrick MPH, RD, LD
                                                               brownfield redevelopment by promoting                       216-201-2001 x 1513
                                                               environmental and policy changes in East Cleveland
                                                               that positively impact the built and natural
                                                               environments. Focus areas include community
                                                               gardening, play space and green space development
                     Wellness                              •   Women of Wellness (WOW) is a wellness program for
                                                               moms and adolescent girls
Health Care          Educational materials/presentations   •   Dietitians Involved in Education and Training (DIET)        Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                                                               program is a health care provider-education program         Ann Stahlheber, MS, RD, LD
                                                               developed to increase the knowledge and enhance the         216-201-2001 x 1544
                                                               skills of health care providers in preventing and           Cuyahoga County Board of Health
                                                               managing pediatric obesity and related chronic              Alison Patrick MPH, RD, LD
                                                               diseases                                                    216-201-2001 x 1513
Health Care          Coalition building                    •   Health Literacy Committee created by Urban                  OSU Extension
                                                               Community School. Committee consists of parents,            Lauren Melnick, MS, RD, LD
                                                               students and health professionals to prevent childhood      melnick.11@osu.edu
                                                               obesity and corresponding issues                            216-429-8229
                                                                     Defiance County
Schools              Educational materials/presentations   •   Interactive Web site teaches children ages four to eight    Defiance County Health Department
                                                               healthy habits including physical activity, eating          Sandy Kessler
                                                               nutritious foods and everyday safety                        skessler@defiance-county.com
                     Educational materials/presentations       http://www.thehealthezone.com                               Defiance County Health Department
                                                           •   School health conferences sponsored by Defiance,            Deb Gilgenbach
                                                               Fulton, Henry and Williams County Cardiovascular            dgilgenbach@defiance-county.com
                                                               Health (CVH) Projects and Action For Healthy Kids
Community            Community needs assessment            •   Developing the Defiance County Health Needs                 Defiance County Health Department

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                                                                  Assessment addressing health issues in Defiance            Laura Coressel
                                                                  County                                                     lcoressel@defiance-county.com
                     Coalition building                     •     Defiance County Health Partners meets on a regular         Defiance County Health Department
                                                                  basis to plan, develop and implement the Defiance          Deb Gilgenbach
                                                                  County Health Needs Assessment                             dgilgenbach@defiance-county.com
                                                            •     Heart Health Coalition of Defiance County meets on a       Defiance County Health Department
                                                                  regular basis committed to improving the heart health      Sandy Kessler
                                                                  of Defiance County residents                               skessler@defiance-county.com
                     Educational materials/presentations    •     Kids’ Camp is presented twice each year through the
                                                                  Child and Family Health Services (CFHS) Grant,
                                                                  providing physical activity and nutrition information to
                                                                  youth ages 5-10 years
                                                                        Fairfield County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •     Let's Get Moving program initiated by Violet               Pickerington Local Schools
                                                                  Elementary and Harmon Middle schools to encourage          Sharon Schmitz
                     Built environment                            increased physical activity of students. Students are      sharon_schmitz@fc.pickerington.k12.oh.us
                                                                  asked to complete a calendar that logs the amount of
                                                                  exercise or physical activity they do on a daily basis.
                                                                  The goal is 60 minutes daily, four to seven days per
                                                                  week. When students meet this goal, they are eligible
                                                                  to enter a drawing for prizes at the middle school level
                                                                  and earn badges at the elementary level. Because the
                                                                  goal is increased physical activity, prizes are awarded
                                                                  that encourage physical activity including certificates
                                                                  for bowling, skating, recreation center day passes,
                                                                  YMCA day passes, etc. All prizes for the middle
                                                                  schools have been donated by local companies. The
                                                                  PTO provided funding for the construction of a
                                                                  walking track at Violet Elementary school
Health Care          Nutrition/Exercise program             •     Camp Change is a physician referred obesity                Fairfield Department of Health
                                                                  prevention camp for youth and families                     Heather Shuster
                                                                                                                             hshuster@co.fairfield.oh.us
                                                                          Fulton County
Schools              Educational materials/presentations        • Food Service Conference that covers four counties:         Fulton County Health Department
                                                                  Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams. This is a one-       Gina Veres, Cardiovascular Health Educator
                                                                  day conference on April 29, 2009, for food service         gina.veres@odh.ohio.gov

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                                Highlights of Activities                                        Contact Information

                                                                    personnel, school wellness team members and                    419-337-0915
                                                                    administrators. There is a recess before lunch and the         Fulton County Health Department
                                                                    lunch includes nutrient-rich foods. Food service               Rachel Kinsman, Health Educator
                                                                    success stories, a Gordon Food Service (GFS)                   rachel.kinsman@odh.ohio.gov
                                                                    demonstration/presentation on healthy use of                   419-337-0915
                                                                    commodities. The conference is funded by Action for
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                     Healthy Kids, Zone 1
                                                            •       Start Smart Eating & Reading Program is a five-week
                                                                    breakfast program for first and second graders through
                                                                    the Oregon Dairy Council
                                                            •       School wellness teams where schools throughout the
                                                                    county will conduct Family Fun Nights, walking
                                                                    challenges, breakfast programs, etc.
                                                            •       After-school physical activity programming
Community            Coalition building                     •       The mission of the Tri-County Heart Health Coalition           Fulton County Health Department
                                                                    is to improve the heart health habits of at-risk residents     Rachel Kinsman
                                                                    in Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties                         rkinsman@odh.ohio.gov
                                                            •       Be Healthy Now Fulton County is a 12-week program              419-337-0915
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                     that challenges its participants to live healthier lives. It   Fulton County Health Center
                                                                    is open to anyone who lives, worships and/or works in          Sharon Morr
                                                                    Fulton County The Be Healthy Now program                       smorr@fulhealth.org
                                                                    encourages its participants to work together in teams to       419-330-2723
                                                                    achieve their fitness goals. Studies show that people
                                                                    who work with others to live healthier and lose weight
                                                                    have much more success than those who work alone
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program                 •   Children’s Summer Nutrition & Physical Activity Day            Fulton County Health Department
                                                                    Camp                                                           Audra Roesti, RD LD
                     Educational materials/presentations        •   One week camp for adolescents in Fayette, OH                   audra.roesti@odh.ohio.gov
                                                                •   Physical activities, healthy snacks, nutrition                 419-337-0915
                                                                    information and healthy habits presentations
Health Care          Counseling/Guidance                        •   Ounce of Prevention is nutrition program geared                Fulton County Health Department
                                                                    toward obesity prevention. Nutrition information               Gina Veres
                                                                    given to parents at child’s well visits with physician         gina.veres@odh.ohio.gov
                                                                                                                                   419-337-0915
                                                                           Franklin County
Schools &            Built environment                      •       Healthy Children, Healthy Weights is an evidence-              Columbus Public Health

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                             Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

Community            Educational materials/presentations          based, early-childhood obesity prevention program in     Autumn Trombetta, MS, RD, LD
                     Policy development                           Columbu. It is designed to prevent childhood             altrombetta@columbus.gov
                     Social marketing/promotion of                overweight and obesity by promoting healthy weight       614-645-7520
                     healthy lifestyles                           and growth in all children, starting with the youngest
                                                                  age group– birth to 5 years old. Provides practical
                                                                  strategies to establish environments and policies that
                                                                  would facilitate healthy weight promotion. Early
                                                                  learning centers, including day care centers and
                                                                  preschools, receive interactive group trainings,
                                                                  classroom toolboxes, technical assistance and a social
                                                                  marketing campaign aimed at parents. Classroom
                                                                  toolboxes include tools to develop healthy nutrition
                                                                  and eating behaviors, establish gardening in the
                                                                  classroom, increase age-appropriate physical activity,
                                                                  reduce screen time, promote breastfeeding and healthy
                                                                  drink choices, promote positive body image and assess
                                                                  weight appropriately. Early learning centers receive
                                                                  age-appropriate physical activity and cooking
                                                                  equipment as incentive for completion of the program
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program             •     Food Folks, a 12-lesson nutrition curriculum for         Children’s Hunger Alliance
Community                                                         children in grades K-12                                  614-341-7700
                                                            •     Coordinated Approach To Child Health-Physical            4Kids@ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                  Education (CATCH-PE) Program is a nationally             http://www.ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                  recognized, non-competitive physical education
                                                                  program
                                                            •     Both Food Folks and CATCH-PE curriculums are
                                                                  taught by AmeriCorps members to after-school
                     Educational materials/presentations          programs serving low-income children in three
                                                                  counties
                                                            •     Adult nutrition education programs offered to food
                                                                  stamp-eligible adults in faith-based, community and
                                                                  school settings through the U.S. Department of
                                                                  Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed Program (Food Stamp
                                                                  Nutrition Education Program) After-school & Summer
                                                                  Programs are provided in school, community and
                                                                  faith-based settings
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program                 • Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-competitive             Girls on the Run of Franklin County, Inc.
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Community                                                      fitness/character development program for pre-teen         Kathy Hayden, Director
                                                               girls. This program has proven success nationally.         KRHayden@columbus.rr.com
                                                               The program is structured to meet two times per week       http://www.girlsontherun.org
                                                               for one hour. Programs may be held at schools,
                                                               community centers, YMCAs, parks and churches.
                                                               Girls run/walk while discussing pre-teen health topics.
                                                               All lessons and materials are predefined and delivered.
                                                               Girls receive 24 lessons, GOTR 5K entry, healthy
                                                               snacks after every lesson, celebration party and more.
                                                               Great program to also encourage staff health and well-
                                                               being
Schools,            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Healthy Happy Pre-Schoolers is a new collaborative         Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Community &                                                    program between Central Benefits, the United Way of        Jennifer Kuck
Health Care                                                    Central Ohio, Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH),        Jennifer.Kuck@NationwideChildrens.org
                                                               The Ohio State University, Children's Hunger Alliance      614-722-3503
                                                               and the YMCA. Our goal is to train peer leaders
                                                               across the Columbus community to teach parents of
                                                               preschoolers about the importance of evidence-based
                                                               nutrition and physical activity messages. This will be a
                                                               six-week program for free or a nominal fee. We are
                                                               working with Columbus City Schools, ambulatory
                                                               physicians at NCH and community centers in the
                                                               Columbus community to establish sites, peer leaders
                                                               and referral programming for 2009. Our goal is 30
                                                               sites for training in 2009
                                                           •   Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition works with
                    Educational materials/presentations        area physicians to talk to parents during well-baby
                                                               visits about appropriate nutrition guidelines for their
                                                               children
                                                           •   Snackwise program is a research-based nutrition-rating
                                                               tool for snack foods to use in schools and businesses
                                                                      Greene County
Community           Educational materials/presentations    •   Healthier Me program provides an educational               Green County Combined Health District
                                                               presentation on nutrition and physical activity and does   Joyce Rickels
                    Coalition building                         fitness testing                                            jrickels@gcchd.org
                                                           •   Fitness Task Force coalition that collaborates with        937-374-5624
                                                               other organizations on physical activity
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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Youth Fitness Academy is a fitness and nutrition           Youth Fitness Academy
                                                                center for children aged 3 to 17. The goal is to get       Amy Eakle-Davidson
                                                                kids on the right track to healthy lifestyles. College     youthfitness@sbcglobal.net
                                                                student athletes are employed to facilitate mentoring of
                                                                the kids and train them physically based on their own
                                                                experiences with fitness. Several children who
                                                                participate need to lose weight and have been
                                                                successful. Most of the kids are from families who
                                                                can't necessarily afford such services. Every lesson
                                                                involves nutrition information. The kids are taught
                                                                how to take care of their bodies, and the importance of
                                                                cardio and strength training as it relates to their
                                                                particular ages
                                                                      Hamilton County
Early Childhood      Educational materials/presentations    •   Healthy Weight Tool Kit, Step Up to Quality staff          Nutrition Council
(Schools)            Wellness                                   development, family nutrition education programs for       Lauren Niemes, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                 pre-K. Advocacy initiative for healthy environments        Lauren@nutritioncouncil.org
                                                                                                                           http://www.nutritioncouncil.org
Schools              Educational materials/presentations    •   Healthy eating fairs in elementary school buildings        Mt. Healthy City Schools
                                                            •   Universal free breakfast to all children in the school     Karen O’Connell
                     Counseling/Guidance                        district                                                   koconnell@mthcs.org
                                                            •   School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) provides             513-728-4962
                                                                superintendent and school board with
                                                                recommendations. Helps parents and children become
                                                                aware of dangers of obesity in children and refers to
                                                                appropriate intervention and prevention opportunities;
                     Screenings                                 develops support systems
                                                            •   Physical education teachers administer the fitness
                                                                program assessment to students in the fall and spring.
                                                                The BMI is one of the main assessments for the
                                                                students. After the testing is complete, a wellness
                                                                report card is sent home to the parents

Schools              Coalition building                     •   The school wellness committee addresses childhood          Hamilton County Public Health
                                                                obesity utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and      Rebecca Laake, M.Ed., CHES
                                                                Prevention coordinated school health program model         513-946-7845

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Schools              Educational materials/presentations    •   School-based programs include parent and student           Nutrition Council
                     Wellness                                   education, staff materials and in-service education,       Suzanne Hopper MED, RD, LD
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                 incremental marathon activity program for students,        Suzanne@nutritioncouncil.org
                                                                teachers and parents. Early Childhood programs
                                                                include: training for child care staff around developing
                                                                a healthy environment for student learning; materials
                                                                and resources for classroom activities and for parent
                                                                involvement; parent programs focused on family-
                                                                oriented, positive messages that promote healthy
                                                                behaviors
                                                            •   Nutrition displays, fact sheets, games, presentations
                                                                and workshops to support school wellness plans
Schools              Coalition building                     •   Partners for School Health Childhood Obesity               American Heart Association
                                                                Prevention initiative in Cincinnati Public Schools. The    Abigail Loechler
                                                                program has two components: quality physical               Abby.loechler@heart.org
                                                                education and school wellness. Quality Physical            1-800-209-1151 x 4393
                                                                Education: (1) students in fourth through sixth grades
                                                                are tested twice per year using FitnessGram; (2)
                                                                physical educators implement Physical Best
                                                                curriculum in classes. School Wellness: School
                                                                wellness teams have been created in each school to
                                                                assess school needs and implement a plan of action
Schools &            Community health oriented event        •   Flying Pig Kids Marathon is an incremental marathon        Flying Pig Marathon & Nutrition Council
Community                                                       for kids with nutrition and reading challenges used by     Robin Pendery MS, RD, LD
                                                                schools, community groups (i.e. YMCA’s, boy scouts,        robin@nutritioncouncil.org
                                                                girl scouts, youth groups, etc.) and individual families    http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com
                                                                to help kids establish healthy habits over a 10-week
                                                                period
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nationally successful         Girls on the Run of Cincinnati, Inc.
                                                                program that prepares pre-teen girls for a lifetime of     Erin Hamilton
                                                                self-respect and healthy living. Non-competitive           erin@gotrcincinnati.org
                                                                lessons combine physical activity with character-          http://www.gotrcincinnati.org
                                                                development lessons to educate young girls on making       513-755-6407
                                                                healthy choices and providing them with numerous
                                                                positive role models. Our Cincinnati council has more
                                                                than 30 programs in Butler, Warren, Clermont and
                                                                Hamilton counties
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                             Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

Community           Coalition building                      •   Collaborative to Prevent Childhood Obesity – mission         Nutrition Council
                                                                is to lead collaborative efforts in the Greater Cincinnati   Lauren Niemes, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.
                                                                area to prevent childhood obesity by promoting and           513-621-3262
                                                                sustaining healthy lifestyles in children and their          http://www.nutritioncouncil.org
                                                                families
Community           Social marketing/promotion of           •   Do Right! Family Obesity campaign. The mission of            The Center for Closing the GAP of Greater
                    healthy lifestyles Nutrition/Exercise       the Do Right! campaign is to empower communities to          Cincinnati
                    program Educational                         improve nutrition and increase physical activity among       Dwight Tillery
                    materials/presentations                     families. We utilized community-based, participatory         Dwight.Tillery@healthall.com
                                                                research methods to engage the community in                  513-585-9872
                                                                developing the instruments and incorporating data into
                                                                interventions. Current neighborhoods include Walnut
                                                                Hills, Avondale, Norwood, Price Hill and soon Mt.
                                                                Auburn. Components include:
                                                                 • Community-planned programming focused on
                                                                       physical activity and nutrition
                                                                 • Children’s gardens
                                                                 • An informational Web site designed to help
                                                                       families learn how to eat right, move right and
                                                                       live right
                                                            •   Galvanizing Communities is a faith-based coalition
                    Coalition building                          convened to advance City of Cincinnati policies to
                    Built environment                           improve the availability of affordable, healthy foods.
                                                                The goal of this coalition is to educate City Council
                                                                and the community on childhood obesity, its link to
                                                                healthy food access and how land use policies can
                                                                provide greater access and reduce rates of childhood
                                                                obesity. To achieve this goal, the coalition will
                                                                employ four strategies: (1) conduct a community food
                                                                assessment to provide baseline data on the location,
                                                                kind and quality of food outlets to inform advocacy
                                                                efforts; (2) build the coalition’s capacity to advocate
                                                                for policies that improve food access; (3) educate the
                                                                community on the link between obesity and food
                                                                access, and mobilize the community to use this
                                                                knowledge to advocate for policy changes; (4) educate
                                                                policymakers on how access to healthy food decreases
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                                                                 childhood obesity and how city policies can increase
                                                                 access to healthy foods


Community             Nutrition/Exercise programs            •   Go Six-Oh! is a physical activity and nutrition           Cincinnati Recreation Commission
                                                                 education program in Cincinnati Recreation Centers        Steve LeConey
                                                                 after-school programming                                  Steve.leconey@cincinnati-oh.gov
Individuals &         Social marketing/promotion of          •   Do Right! Kids Program is designed to address the         The Center for Closing the GAP of Greater
Families              healthy lifestyles                         childhood obesity epidemic through a family centered      Cincinnati
(Community)                                                      program. The purpose of the Do Right! Kids Program        Dwight Tillery
                                                                 is to improve the health and well-being of                Dwight.Tillery@healthall.com
                                                                 disadvantaged, overweight or obese children and           513-585-9872
                                                                 children at risk for overweight and obesity. Physical
                                                                 activity and nutrition programming is provided after
                                                                 school for children considered overweight or obese.
                                                                 The overall goals of the program are to increase
                                                                 physical activity, improve nutrition and increase
                                                                 utilization of childhood obesity treatment among
                                                                 children at Rockdale, South Avondale and Taft
                                                                 Elementary schools. The expected outcomes for the
                                                                 children are to increase moderate and vigorous
                                                                 physical activity, decrease daily screen time, increase
                                                                 fruit and vegetable consumption and decrease
                                                                 sweetened beverage consumption
Health Care           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   HealthWorks program is a family-based program for         Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
                                                                 overweight children ages 5-19. The program helps to       http://www.thc@cchmc.org
                                                                 meet the needs of overweight youth and their families
                                                                 and is based out of the Weight Management Center at
                                                                 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
                                                                       Hancock County
Schools               Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Fifth grade activity challenge the Nursing division in    Findlay City Health Department
                                                                 the health department has conducted for the past seven    Barbara Wilhelm
                                                                 years                                                     419-424-7105
                                                             •   ReCharge is an after-school program that is aimed at
                                                                 activity and nutrition education in the elementary
                                                                 schools

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Community            Educational materials/presentations    •   Be Healthy Now was developed by a local coalition           Findlay City Health Department
                                                                and is aimed at tackling obesity, poor nutrition and        Barbara Wilhelm
                                                                inactivity. The program kicked off in January 2008          419-424-7105
                                                                and was a 12-week weight loss program aimed at
                                                                adults and with a secondary focus on children. The
                                                                program consisted of weekly education sessions that
                                                                taught participants a variety of things including
                                                                motivation, healthier eating, shopping tips, health risks
                                                                associated with obesity, etc.
Community            Coalition building                     •   Fostoria Child Obesity Task Force formed in the forth       Fostoria Community Hospital
                                                                quarter of 2008 and has not yet finalized how often it      Laura Ritzler
                                                                will meet                                                   laura.ritzler@promedica.org
                                                                                                                            419-436-6688
                                                                        Henry County
Community            Coalition building                     •   Henry County Heart Health Coalition                         Henry County Health Department
                                                            •   Deshler Heart Health Coalition                              Lindsay Wiemken
                                                                                                                            lwiemken@henrycohd.org
                                                                                                                            419-599-5545
                                                                       Hocking County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   School Wellness Team focuses on childhood nutrition         Hocking County Health Department
                                                                and exercise by increasing the availability of healthy      Kelly Taulbee, MSN, RN
                     Educational materials/presentations        snacks at school, increasing physical fitness activities,   740-385-3030 x 252
                                                                etc.
                                                            •   Family nights for elementary and middle school
                                                                students to introduce them to different physical
                                                                activities, healthy snacks, etc.
                                                                             Holmes
Community            Coalition building                     •   Head Start Health Advisory Committee (meets a               Knox, Holmes and Ashland Head Start
                                                                minimum of two times per year)                              Tammy McGinnis
                                                                                                                            TMCGINNIS2@NEOHIO.TWCBC.COM
                                                                                                                            330-377-4567
                                                                       Jackson County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   The Jackson County Health Department and the                Jackson County Health Department
                                                                Cardiovascular Health Project sponsors an after-school      Lindsay King
                                                                program at three local elementary schools in the            lking@jchd.us
                                                                county. The kids meet four days a week for eight

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                       Contact Information

                                                                months. They take part in daily exercise, nutrition
                                                                lessons and are given a healthy snack. The program
                                                                does pre and post physical activity tests
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   The Jackson City Schools elementary buildings have            Westview Elementary
                                                                an exercise program every morning before the                  Debbie Biggs
                                                                academic day begins. All staff and students work-out          dbiggs@jcs.k12.oh.us
                                                                to a daily exercise routine that is televised throughout
                                                                the buildings
Schools              Educational materials/presentations    •   Jackson City Schools wellness team promotes and               Jackson City Schools
                                                                offers programs and presentations to their students           Tammy Lorbach
                                                                                                                              tlorbach@jcs.k12.oh.us
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Jackson County Health Department and the                      Jackson County Health Department
Community            Educational materials/presentations        Cardiovascular Coalition sponsor a Fit for Fun summer         Lindsay King
                                                                program. All elementary-aged children from Jackson            lking@jchd.us
                                                                County are invited to participate in daily exercise and       Jackson County Health Department
                                                                nutrition activities. Field trips to local nature reserves,   Megan Peters
                                                                parks, swimming pools and sports-related businesses           mpeters@jchd.us
                                                                are taken during this program
                                                            •   Tools For Schools Conference offered in the summer
                                                            •   Physical Activity “Leap Into Fitness” training held
                                                                during school year for early childhood teachers and
                                                                providers
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Summer health and fitness program sponsored by the            Family and Children First Council
                                                                Family and Children First Council along with the              Megan Peters
                                                                Jackson County Health Department as its                       meganpeters@hotmail.com
                                                                administrative agent. This program has served 140
                                                                youth the past three summers
                                                            •   Fit for Fun is an outdoor health and nutrition program
                                                            •   Cardiovascular Coalition sponsors community
                     Coalition building                         awareness campaigns throughout the year and has ran
                                                                many health and wellness programs in the community
Health Care          Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Teenage weight loss program run by the Jackson                Family and Children First Council
                                                                County Health Department and Adena Hospital                   Megan Peters
                                                                                                                              meganpeters@hotmail.com
                                                                         Knox County
Community            Coalition building                     •   Head Start Health Advisory Committee meets at least           Knox, Holmes and Ashland Head Start

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                                two times per year                                          Tammy McGinnis
                                                                                                                            TMCGINNIS2@NEOHIO.TWCBC.COM
                                                                                                                            330-377-4567
                                                                         Lake County
Community            Coalition building                     •   Action for Healthy Kids Zone 4: Lake County General         Lake County General Health District
                                                                Health District                                             Ron Graham
                                                            •   Lake County Wellness Committee                              rgraham@lcghd.org
                                                            •   Get Health Lake County (Hospital System, Health             440-350-2358
                                                                District, YMCA and MetroParks)                              Lake County General Health District
                                                                                                                            Tori Luyster
                                                                                                                            vluyster@lcghd.org
                                                                                                                            440-350-2442
                                                                       Licking County
Schools              Educational materials/presentations    •   Partners in Wellness is taught to the majority of third-    Licking County Health Department
                                                                grade classes by the health department’s health             Kaitlyn Daniher
                                                                educator. The program touches on all aspects of             kdaniher@lickingcohealth.org
                                                                wellness from physical activity to bullying and dental
                                                                care
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   We're Active Licking County (W.A.L.C.) is a county-         Licking County Health Department
                                                                wide physical activity and nutrition initiative             Kaitlyn Daniher
                                                            •   A Web site that houses an online physical activity          kdaniher@lickingcohealth.org
                                                                tracking program, On the Go (http://www.lcwalc.org).
                                                                Participants receive a free pedometer as well as
                                                                resources for proper nutrition and physical activity.
                                                                The Web site also has links to bike trails, local fitness
                                                                centers, recreational sports and much more
                                                            •   Activate Youth is a 12-week program offered at the
                                                                Licking County YMCA for youth and adolescents ages
                                                                8 to 14 years old who are identified and/or who are at
                                                                risk of becoming overweight or obese. The program is
                                                                for children who are classified as being at or above the
                                                                85th percentile of their recommended body mass index
                                                                for their age group and children who exhibit unhealthy
                                                                physical activity/nutritional choices. Led by
                                                                professionals in exercise science and nutrition, the
                                                                program provides children and parents with nutrition

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                  Contact Information

                                                                and physical activity behavioral modifications to
                                                                increase physical activity and improve nutritional
                                                                choices (http://www.lcfymca.org)
                     Coalition building                     •   Licking County Wellness Coalition
                                                                       Lorain County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Coordinated school health                               Lorain County General Health District
                                                                                                                        Joyce Davis
                                                                                                                        jdavis@loraincountyhealth.com
Schools &            Coalition building                     •   Lorain County Heart Education, Awareness and            City of Lorain Health Department
Community                                                       Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.) focuses on enhancing         Nancy Toth
                                                                physical activity and improving nutrition education     ntoth@lorainhealth.com
                                                                programs within the school system (Lorain County        Lorain County General Health District
                                                                Cardiovascular Health project). Lorain City Health      Joyce Davis
                                                                Department is working with Lorain City Schools to       jdavis@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                                initiate this program and target childhood obesity
                                                            •   Safe Routes to School
Schools &            Coalition building                     •   Lorain County Coordinated School Health Coalition       Lorain County General Health District
Community                                                       provides educational opportunities for                  Marilyn Hill
                                                                school/community environmental and systems change       mhill@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                                through yearly trainings for teachers, food service     Lorain County General Health District
                                                                directors and administrators                            Barbara Kowalski
                                                            •   Lorain County Cardiovascular Health Coalition           bkowalski@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                            •   Lorain County General Health District Works with        Lorain County General Health District
                                                                Lorain County Schools to develop health teams,          Patricia Kubel pkubel@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                                complete the Centers for Disease Control and            Lorain County General Health District
                                                                Prevention School Health Index and create and           Joyce Davis
                                                                implement an action plan                                jdavis@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                            •   Reverse recess and zoned recess
                                                            •   Reduction of soda machines in the school buildings,
                     Built environment                          snackwise process for healthy snacks, more fruits and
                                                                vegetables on the lunch line
                                                            •   New housing developments with sidewalks and bike
                                                                trails
                                                            •   County Internet Web sites featuring walking/exercise
                                                                facilities (http://livehealthyloraincounty)
                                                                (http://loraincountywalks)

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

Schools,             Educational materials/presentations    •   Snackwise program is a research-based nutrition-rating       Lorain County General Health District
Community &                                                     tool for use in schools and businesses                       Joyce Davis
Worksite                                                                                                                     jdavis@loraincountyhealth.com
Health Care          Counseling/Guidance                    •   Ounce of Prevention Childhood Obesity Prevention             Lorain County General Health District
                                                                program is a parental guidance program with handouts         Joyce Davis
                                                                on feeding practices and physical activity appropriate       jdavis@loraincountyhealth.com
                                                                for each well-child visit interval from birth to 6 years
                                                                old
                                                                        Lucas County
Schools              Policy development                     •   Wellness policy within the Maumee City                       Maumee City Schools
                                                                Schools including wellness courses at high school and        Mary Bottoni
                                                                walking programs at some elementary schools                  ma_mb@nwoca.org
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Family Nutrition program offers hands-on nutrition for       OSU Extension Office
Community                                                       parents in a single class or a series, displays for health   Patrice Powers-Barker
                                                                fairs and nutrition newsletters                              419-213-4254
Community            Coalition building                     •   Healthy Lucas County                                         ProMedica Health System
                                                                                                                             G. Martin
                                                                                                                             gaye.martin@promedica.org
Community            Community health oriented event        •   YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of           YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo
                                                                activities designed to promote healthy kids and              Sarah Bucher
                                                                families in spirit, mind and body. YMCA Healthy Kids         sbucher@ymcatoledo.org
                                                                Day celebrates making fitness and nutrition fun, and         Lynette Glorioso
                                                                introduces kids to an array of YMCA and other                lglorioso@ymcatoledo.org
                                                                community programs and tools that teach healthy              Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
                                                                behaviors and healthy ways to play-an essential lesson       Donna Fox
                                                                in learning how to take care of themselves throughout        foxd@co.lucas.oh.us
                                                                their lifetimes. The event will provide nutrition and        419-213-4699
                                                                physical fitness education. Partners include Toledo-
                                                                Lucas County Public Libraries and YMCA of Greater
                                                                Toledo
Community            Coalition building                     •   Lucas County Obesity Prevention Coalition                    Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
                                                            •   Establish community gardens at family resource               Donna Fox
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                 centers. Grow hydroponic garden, where space not             foxd@co.lucas.oh.us
                                                                available. Provide education to local community to           419-213-4699
                                                                encourage healthy food options. Partner with Toledo
                                                                GROWs

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                            •   Provide Nintendo Wii and train family resource center
                                                                staff on use of Wii Sports games to increase physical
                                                                activity in a safe environment. Encourage tournament
                                                                and league play, such as bowling, tennis or boxing.
                                                                Partner with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest
                                                                Ohio to provide support to youth
                                                            •   Promote bike paths and bike lanes through Bike to
                     Built environment                          Work Week. Provide educational materials to families
                                                                at Healthy Kids Day to encourage families to use the
                                                                many trails and paths available. Partner with Toledo
                                                                Metro Area Council of Governments (TMACOG)
                                                            •   Improve and update playgrounds in inner-city
                                                                neighborhoods to encourage physical activity by
                                                                providing new slides, swings, etc. Work with local
                                                                Block Watch to help discourage vandalism
Health Care          Educational materials/presentations    •   Free program provides physicians with the tools to be       Toledo-Lucas County Health Dept.
                                                                proactive in nutrition, physical activity and overweight    Aubrey Whewell
                                                                prevention starting with the first well-baby visit          Whewella@co.lucas.oh.us
                                                                                                                            419-213-4168
Health Care          Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Toledo Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids (TCH Kids)          Toledo Children’s Hospital
                                                                is a nutrition and exercise education class for kids ages   Jodi Augustyniak
                                                                8-12 and their parents. It is taught once a week for 10     jodi.augustyniak@promedica.org
                                                                weeks. Kids are taught the principles of healthy            419-291-4076
                                                                eating, the importance of regular physical activity and
                                                                ways to limit screen time. Heights and weights are
                                                                collected in class in order to calculate the BMI of the
                                                                participants. The class is taught by a registered
                                                                dietitian and exercise specialist
                                                                     Mahoning County
Schools &            Screenings                             •   Collection and assessment of BMI data in the                District Board of Health Mahoning County
Community                                                       Springfield School District of Mahoning County              Mary Helen Smith
                     Community needs assessment             •   Conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to               mhsmith@mahoning-health.org
                                                                evaluate the built environment in relation to available     330-270-2855 x134
                                                                physical activity opportunities to guide community
                                                                development projects
                                                            •   Led Mahoning Valley communities through a Protocol
                                                                for Assessing Community Excellence in
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                   Contact Information

                                                               Environmental Health (PACE EH assessment) and
                                                               planning process that identified making changes to the
                                                               built environment as an important strategy for
                                                               promoting active living and reducing obesity
                                                                  Montgomery County
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Food Folks, a 12-lesson nutrition curriculum for         Children’s Hunger Alliance
Community                                                      children in grades K-12                                  614-341-7700
                                                           •   Coordinated Approach To Child Health-Physical            4Kids@ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                               Education (CATCH-PE) is a nationally recognized,         http://www.ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                               non-competitive physical education program
                                                           •   Both curriculums taught by AmeriCorps members to
                                                               after-school programs serving low-income children in
                                                               three counties
                    Educational Materials/Presentations    •   Adult nutrition education programs offered to food
                                                               stamp-eligible adults in faith-based, community and
                                                               school settings through the U.S. Department of
                                                               Agriculture’s SNAP-Ed Program (Food Stamp
                                                               Nutrition Education Program) After-school & Summer
                                                               Programs (School, Community, Faith-based, etc.)
Community           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   For eights weeks, physical fitness trainings and         YMCA of Greater Dayton
                                                               assessments are conducted during YMCA summer             Annmarie Williams awilliams@daytonymca.org
                                                               camps culminating with the Strong Kids’ triathlon
                                                               event for children ages 5-12
Community           Educational materials/presentations    •   Community-based nutrition education program offered      OSU Extension
                                                               to limited-income adults with children and limited-      Ann Clutter
                                                               resource youth. Also offer a nutrition education         937-224-9654
                                                               program to seniors and singles
                                                           •   Nutrition education classes that include emphasis on
                                                               MyPyramid, meal planning, food budgeting, food
                                                               safety and physical fitness

Community           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   POWER Program (Program of Wellness Education             Dayton Children’s Medical Center
                                                               Resources)                                               Jessica Saunders
                                                           •   Outreach partnership between Dayton Children’s and       saundersj@childrensdayton.org
                                                               the Junior League of Dayton focusing on healthy
                                                               lifestyles and healthy eating. Program offered to

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                                schools and communities
Community            Educational materials/presentations    •   Dietitian leads group discussions about healthy           Dayton Children’s Medical Center
                                                                lifestyles community, faith and school-based settings.    Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD
                                                                Age-appropriate discussions based on request of           riddifordr@childrensdayton.org
                                                                audience and may include healthy weight, healthy
                                                                eating, disordered eating, etc.
Health Care          Counseling/Guidance                    •   Individual counseling and education with a registered     Dayton Children’s Medical Center, Nutrition
                                                                dietitian. Focus on patient’s relationship with food,     Clinic
                                                                family dynamics and small steps towards a healthier       Rachel Riddiford, MS, RD, LD
                                                                child                                                     riddifordr@childrensdayton.org
Health Care          Educational materials/presentations    •   A program led by an interdisciplinary group that          Dayton Children’s Medical Center, The Body
                                                                includes education and support for nutrition, self-       Shop Program
                                                                esteem, family dynamics and exercise                      Pamela Nisevich, MS, RD, LD
                                                                                                                          nisevichp@childrensdayton.org
Health Care          Screenings/Referrals                   •   Physician-led, multi-disciplinary team approach to        Dayton Children’s Medical Center, The Lipid
                                                                lipid issues and associated co-morbidities such as        Clinic
                                                                obesity. Full diagnostic evaluation of co-morbidities     James R. Ebert ,MD, MPH, FAAP
                                                                on intake, and treatment or referral as indicated.        ebertj@childrensdayton.org
                                                                Ongoing counseling and education concerning
                                                                nutrition and exercise. In addition to in-depth
                                                                evaluation of lipid disorders, clinic also emphasizes
                                                                screening for diabetes, identification of pre-diabetes
                                                                and diagnosis of impaired glucose tolerance and
                                                                insulin resistance. Also provides community
                                                                education programs and outreach
                                                                    Muskingum County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Fruit and Vegetable Consumption program done by           Zanesville-Muskingum County Health
                                                                Wellness Coalition and Cardiovascular Health (CVH)        Department (ZMCHD)
                                                                grant                                                     Valerie Wears
                                                            •   Meeting with four schools to coordinate programming       valeriew@zmchd.org
                                                                focusing on obesity and nutrition and physical activity   Zanesville-Muskingum County Health
                                                            •   Wellness Coalition has scheduled training for K-8         Department (ZMCHD)
                                                                teachers in Muskingum County on April 24                  Kate Paul
                                                            •   CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)              katep@zmchd.rog
                     Policy development                         trainings will be provided to teachers                    Zanesville-Muskingum County Health
                                                            •   Starlight School Nutrition Consultation on School         Department (ZMCHD)

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    Setting                 Type of Activity                       Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                           Menus. Genesis HealthCare Systems registered                Kris Bell
                                                           dietitian is consulting the Board of MRDD and the           kmbell@zmchd.org
                                                           Starlight School on healthier options for their students’
                    Built environment                      snacks and meals
                                                       •   The Starlight School Walking Trail will be renovated
                                                           and promoted through a booklet highlighting
                                                           community walking trails
                                                       •   The staff and students of the Starlight School are
                                                           continuing and expanding their community garden.
                                                           The produce grown from this garden is being used in
                                                           the school’s kitchen and in the classroom
                                                       •   Starlight School Community Garden and School
                                                           Health Index (SHI). All seven districts in the county
                                                           have been offered assistance in completing the SHI.
                                                           Five out of seven are in the process of completing the
                                                           SHI
                                                       •   Within all districts, the Child and Family Health
                                                           Services (CFHS) grant will be coordinating fruit and
                                                           vegetable taste testing with students
Schools &           Policy/Environmental change        •   The Cardiovascular Health project (CVH) focuses on          Zanesville-Muskingum County Health
Community                                                  population-based prevention activities with the goal of     Department
                                                           creating sustainable systems, policy and environmental      Karen Broadwater
                                                           changes that have the greatest potential for improving      kebroadwater@zmchd.org
                                                           the overall health and quality of life for all residents.
                                                           The health department works with school officials and
                                                           staff through the Cardiovascular Health Grant
Community           Built environment                  •   The Richard Gilbert walking trail and Locust walking        Zanesville-Muskingum County Health
                                                           trail will be renovated and promoted through a booklet      Department (ZMCHD)
                                                           highlighting community walking trails                       Kate Paul
                                                       •   The Girl Scouts of Muskingum County will be                 katep@zmchd.org
                                                           implementing a community garden, container
                                                           gardening and nutrition education within their troop
                                                           meetings and other activities
                    Coalition building                 •   The Muskingum County Wellness Coalition is
                                                           developing a community action plan to be presented to
                                                           Community Leaders at a community breakfast May 22
                                                                   Noble County
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     Setting                 Type of Activity                     Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

Community            Coalition building               •   Healthy Ohio Community Obesity Prevention                 Noble County Health Department
                                                          Coalition                                                 Madeline Watson
                                                                                                                    madeline.watson@noblecohd.org
                                                                                                                    740-732-4958
                                                                  Perry County
Schools              Built environment                •   One-mile walking trails were constructed around the       Perry County Health Department
                                                          perimeter of Crooksville, New Lexington and Southern      Karie Cook, Director of Health Education
                                                          Local Schools District. Fitness stations will be added    kcook@perryhealth.com
                                                          in spring 2009.                                           740-342-5179
                                                      •   Wellness Councils have been formed at all four school     Perry County Health Department
                                                          districts in Perry County                                 Angela Dunson, Coordinator of Obesity
                                                      •   Crooksville Exempted Local School District, New           Prevention Grant
                                                          Lexington School District, and Southern Local School      adunson@perryhealth.com
                                                          District are participating in the Osteopathic Heritage    Perry County Health Department
                                                          Foundation Initiative to address obesity. Each district   Deborah Raney
                                                          has received funding for environmental and policy         Deborah.Raney@odh.ohio.gov
                                                          changes addressing wellness




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    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

Community           Built environment                      •   A walking loop was measured and marked on the city        Perry County Health Department
                                                               streets of New Lexington                                  740-342-5179
                                                           •   A half-mile walking trail was constructed at Corning
                                                               Park
                                                           •   A one-mile walking trail is being developed in the City
                                                               of Glenford. Fitness stations will be added spring
                                                               2009
                                                           •   A Farmers’ Market Cooperative has been formed in
                                                               the county through the Cardiovascular Health Grant to
                                                               re-establish farmers’ markets in the county
                                                           •   Perry County has been approved to participate in the
                                                               Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
                                                           •   The Perry Wellness Coalition’s mission is to improve
                    Coalition building                         the health of all Perry County residents through
                                                               education, training and health promotion
                                                           •   The Obesity Prevention Committee is a committee of
                                                               the Perry Wellness Coalition that strives to prevent
                                                               obesity by creating a community environment that
                                                               encourages healthy eating and physical activity while
                                                               changing policy through the development of an
                                                               Obesity Prevention Plan
                                                           •   A grant was received from the Ohio Commission on
                    Community health oriented event            Minority Health to offer a diabetes expo in June 2009
                                                                      Portage County
Community &         Coalition building                     •   Established a coalition in Portage County focusing on     Child Health Services of Portage County
Health Care                                                    children's health and childhood obesity                   Heather Pavlich
                    Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Contract with the Boys and Girls Club in Ravenna to       330-297-3692
                                                               do a weekly after-school program to give children an
                                                               opportunity to exercise and enjoy physical activities
                                                               with other children in Portage County
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   K.I.D.S. Camp is a ten-week, after-school nutrition       Kent State University, School of Family and
Community           Educational materials/presentations        education and physical activity weight management         Consumer Studies
                                                               program for children and their families in Portage        Natalie Caine-Bish, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
                                                               County. It is a no-cost program that engages families     ncaine@kent.edu
                                                               in healthy cooking, nutrition education and life-long     330-672-2148
                                                               physical activities. School district participation
                                                               depends on schools’ willingness. Programs focus on
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                                           Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
    Setting                 Type of Activity                     Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                         media campaigning, education, physical activity and
                                                         BMI collection. This program has been in existence
                                                         for about three years
                                                     •   4321 Healthy Kids is an after-school obesity
                                                         prevention program that focuses on healthy eating and
                                                         exercise. It is offered to students for 10 weeks during
                                                         the fall and 10 weeks during the spring. Collaboration
                                                         of Child Health Services of Portage County and Kent
                                                         State University's School of Nutrition and Dietetics
                                                     •   Nutrition and Exercise health fairs provide nutrition
                                                         education for elementary school children. The
                                                         education includes classroom activities, taste testing
                                                         and small group activities with nutrition and dietetic
                                                         students
                                                     •   Lunch education nutrition and dietetic students eat
                                                         lunch at local Portage County schools with children
                                                         and encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and
                                                         other healthy eating objectives
                                                     •   BMI measurements tracking BMI in elementary
                                                         through high school students in numerous schools in
                                                         Portage County. Nutrition and dietetic students use
                                                         each of these activities as service-learning
                                                         opportunities


                                                                Putnam County
Schools &           Coalition building               •   The Action for a Healthy Putnam County Task Force         Putnam County Health Department
Community                                                was formed to address the childhood obesity issue in      Joan Kline
                                                         the county. The task force is involved with planning      jkline@odh.ohio.gov
                                                         activities for schools and community related to the       419-523-5608
                                                         issue. The health department leads this task force

                                                                  Ross County
Schools &           Coalition building               •   Partners for Healthier Youth coalition is a group of      Ross County Health District
Community                                                social service organizations that focuses on reducing     Michelle Treber
                                                         childhood obesity in the Ross County area. A              hearthealth@rosscountyhealth.com

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                                committee works with community members and                740-779-9346 x224
                                                                schools to hold an annual conference to provide
                                                                education to school staff. Cafeteria staff are provided
                                                                information on how to provide healthier menu choices.
                                                                Administrative staff are provided information on
                                                                school health index and policy changes. The rest of
                                                                the school staff receive information about physical
                                                                education
                     Educational materials/presentations    •   Leap into Fitness is a physical activity conference for
                                                                teachers, child care providers and others who work
                                                                with young children (preschool-grade 3). This
                                                                conference focused on integrating physical activity
                                                                into classrooms, literacy and ideas for movement in
                     Nutrition/Exercise Program                 school and other settings
                                                            •   Summer Lunch Program with a nutrition and physical
                                                                activity component- provided by OSU Extension

                                                                     Sandusky County
Schools              Educational material/presentations     •   I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive          WSOS CAC, Inc. (Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa,
                                                                approach for addressing childhood obesity in the Head     Seneca- Community Action Commission)
                     Nutrition/Exercise program                 Start program. Involves activities in the classrooms      Susan Guzman
                                                                and in staff meetings and has been phasing into our       sgguzman@wsos.org
                                                                program through music and physical movement to
                                                                achieve three goals: (1) increase the time spent in
                                                                moderate to vigorous physical activity during the daily
                                                                routine; (2) improve the quality of structured
                                                                movement experiences intentionally facilitated by
                                                                teachers and adults; and (3) improve healthy nutrition
                                                                choices for children every day
Community            Coalition building                     •   Sandusky County Overweight/Obesity Task Force             Sandusky County Health Department
                                                                (SCOOT Force)                                             Rebecca Holland
                                                                                                                          rholland@sanduskycohd.org
                                                                                                                          419-334-6377
                                                                       Seneca County



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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Award mini-grants for Dance, Dance                        Seneca County General Health District
                                                                Revolution programs for physical education in our         Patti Carlisle
                                                                county schools                                            pcarlisl@odh.ohio.gov
                                                            •   School wellness teams looking at obesity prevention       419-447-3691 x157
                                                                from a wellness standpoint
Schools &            Educational material/presentations     •   Publish seven to nine Healthy Hints newsletters per       Seneca County General Health District
Community                                                       year for inclusion in school and church newsletters       Patti Carlisle
                                                                                                                          pcarlisl@odh.ohio.gov
                                                                                                                          419-447-3691 x157
Community            Coalition building                     •   Fostoria Community Obesity Prevention program             Fostoria Community Hospital
                                                                                                                          Laura Ritzler
                                                                                                                          laura.ritzler@promedica.org
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Geary Family YMCA in Fostoria offers Extreme              Geary Family YMCA
                                                                Team, a fitness and nutrition program for adolescents     Bonnie Hanson
                                                                that requires parental involvement                        bhanson@gearyfamilyymca.org
Community            Coalition building                     •   Obesity Team                                              Seneca County General Health District
                                                            •   Obesity prevention programs for local civic groups and    Patti Carlisle
                     Educational materials/presentation         parent education classes                                  pcarlisl@odh.ohio.gov
                                                            •   Displays at local events involving children and parents   419-447-3691 x157
                                                                        Stark County
Community            Coalition building                     •   Live Well Stark County/ Created through ACHIEVE           Stark County Health Department
                                                                Initiative (Action, Communities for Health Innovation     Sherry Smith
                                                                and EnVironmental changE)                                 smiths@starkhealth.org
                                                                                                                          330-493-9928 x252
Community            Coalition building                     •   North Canton Healthy Community Challenge                  Stark County Park District
                                                                Committee                                                 Connie Rubin
                                                                                                                          crubin@starkparks.com
                                                                                                                          330-477-0956
                                                                       Summit County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Where Do Your Steps Take You is a six-week                Summit County Combined Health District
                     Educational materials/presentations        program that promotes using a pedometer to track          Sandra Waino
                                                                movement in fourth and fifth grade students in Summit     swaino@schd.org
                                                                County. The primary focus of the program is to            330-926-5754
                                                                promote healthy lifestyle choices through the areas of
                                                                nutrition and physical activity. Pre- and post-surveys
                                                                are utilized to obtain information on knowledge of and
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                       Contact Information

                                                               attitudes/behaviors towards nutrition and physical
                                                               activity before and after education. Four instruction
                                                               classes discuss: pedometer goals (10,000 steps/day),
                                                               blue screen activities, different kinds of physical
                                                               activities, energy balance, the food and activity
                                                               pyramid, label reading and portion distortion. Heights
                                                               and weights are collected to observe trends in BMI.
                                                               This is a collaboration among Cardiovascular Health
                                                               grant staff and Action For Healthy Kids
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Kohl's Community Youth Fitness has allowed the                PE Fit
Community                                                      development of both fitness center-based and school-          Betty Kern
                                                               based programs. Contracts with four fitness centers, to       pejournal@yahoo.com
                                                               date. The Akron Children’s hospital provides training
                                                               to fitness center instructors on appropriate fitness
                                                               activities and interventions for children ages 8-13 who
                                                               are overweight or at risk of overweight. The center
                                                               must incorporate at least four opportunities for the
                                                               participant to utilize the fitness facilities each week; at
                                                               least three of these weekly opportunities should be
                                                               supervised and instructed sessions of no shorter than
                                                               one hour. The center may not charge participants more
                                                               than $15/month for the Future Fitness Club and no-
                                                               long term commitment may be required of
                                                               participants. The school-based program utilizes the
                                                               expertise of a physical education teacher and the
                                                               curriculum developed ('PE Fit') to focus on activity
                                                               and nutrition. A daily log is utilized to help the
                                                               students track their efforts and progress. Some fitness
                                                               equipment can be purchased for the schools
                                                               participating in this program
Community           Coalition building                     •   Summit County Childhood Obesity coalition                     Summit County Combined Health District
                                                                                                                             Sandra Waino
                                                                                                                             swaino@schd.org
                                                                                                                             330-926-5754
Community           Coalition building                     •   Task force comprised of hospital and community                Akron Children’s Hospital
                                                               organization representatives have been working to             Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH
                                                               implement strategies that were identified in 2005 to          330-543-8914
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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                     Contact Information

                                                               prevent childhood obesity. Areas are public policy,         Imeltzer@chmca.org
                                                               community awareness, education and programming
Community &          Community needs                           Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of              Akron Children’s Hospital
Health Care          assessment/research                       full-service grocery stores, green space, fast food         Iris Meltzer, MA, MPH
                                                               outlets and convenience stores                              Imeltzer@chmca.org
                                                               Community assessment utilizing Prevention                   330-543-8914
                                                               Institute/Strategic Alliance ENACT (Environmental
                                                               Nutrition and Activity Community Tool) Survey.
                                                               More than 100 respondents throughout Summit
                                                               County took the survey that will assist strategic
                     Educational materials/presentations       planning of preventative measures in the community
                                                                                   Committees focused on
                                                               implementing strategies developed by community
                                                               planning conference
                                                                                   Developed Portion Distortion Kits
                                                               with common items to illustrate portion sizes for
                                                               children of various ages
Health Care          Counseling/Guidance                   •   Ounce of Prevention train-the-trainer strategy that         Summit County Health Department
                                                               advises health care providers on treating obese             Adrian Porter, RD,LD
                                                               children in their clinic. Resources are provided to         aporter@schd.org
                                                               health care providers to utilize in-office. Three
                                                               sessions held per year (grant permitting)
Health Care          Screenings/Referrals                           Nutritional evaluations by registered dietitians for   Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
                                                               weight management: (1) evaluates patients                   Dhutseler@chmca.org
                                                               participating in Kids Future Fitness (2) evaluates
                                                               patients referred by private physicians (3) evaluates
                                                               patients referred by Endocrinology and Nephrology
                                                               Nutrition students and dietary techs conduct weight
                                                               management groups. Evaluations are conducted at
                                                               area fitness centers
                                                               Nutrition education groups conducted by registered
                                                               Dietitians weekly on Psychiatric unit
                                                                     Trumbull County
Schools              Educational materials/presentations       There is a School Food Service workshop scheduled           Trumbell County Health Department
                                                               for Aug. 18, 2009. The workshop will focus on healthy       Mel Milliron
                                                               menus and cooking techniques                                mmilliron@tcbh.org

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                         Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                             A presentation will be made in April to school nurses        330-675-7807
                                                             on the influence and implications of physical activity
                                                             and obesity. The presenter is Dr. Nancy Mosca
Schools              Educational materials/presentations     Action For Healthy Kids (AFHK) Zone 4 sponsored a            Columbiana County ESC
                                                             physical activity/nutrition workshop in November             Betsy Barringer
                                                             addressing not only childhood obesity, but the               ebarringer@ccesc.k12.oh.us
                                                             connection between poor nutrition and physical               330-424-9591 x140
                                                             inactivity to academic performance as well as diabetes       330-424-9592
                                                             We are also planning a physical educators workshop
                                                             for June 2009 and a nutrition/physical activity
                                                             workshop for the fall
Community            Built environment                       The next phase of he Western Reserve Greenway in             Trumbull County Planning Commission
                                                             Trumbull County is scheduled to be completed in              Julie Green
                                                             2009. There are a significant number of children who         330-675-2480
                                                             use the Greenway along with their parents
Community            Policy development                      A Bicycle Advisory Committee is currently being              Trumbell County Health Department
                                                             formed to address increasing the use of bicycles as a        Mel Milliron
                                                             regular means of transportation. There will be an            mmilliron@tcbh.org
                                                             education component that directly relates to school-age      330-675-7807
                                                             children
Community            Educational materials/presentations     The Trumbull County WIC program has regularly                Trumbull County WIC
                                                             scheduled presentation for parents of young children         Kim Beckley
                                                                                                                          330-394-1371
Schools,             Coalition building                      Trumbull County Heart Healthy Community Coalition.           Trumbell County Health Department
Community,                                                   The purpose of the coalition is to affect changes in         Mel Milliron
Worksite & Health                                            information/skill building strategies, environmental         mmilliron@tcbh.org
Care                                                         factors and policies/regulations. These strategies,          330-675-7807
                                                             factors and regulations are what make it possible for an
                                                             individual to practice heart healthy behaviors. The
                                                             coalition deals with risk factors that affect heart
                                                             disease. The risk factors include physical activity and
                                                             nutrition that also affect obesity. The coalition partners
                                                             with and acts as a resource for other agencies to reduce
                                                             the problem of childhood obesity. The ultimate goal
                                                             of the coalition is to affect changes in policies so
                                                             positive changes are permanent

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                                                 Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiatives by County
    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                           •   Coordinated School Health Coalition
                                                           •   Fifth-grade pedometer program. Warren Kiwanis has
                                                               partnered with Warren City Schools to do this
                                                               program. They have committed five years to the
                                                               project that will affect more than 400 fifth graders
                                                           •   School Food Service workshop scheduled for August
                                                               18, 2009. The workshop will focus on healthy menus
                                                               and cooking techniques
Schools,            Community health oriented event            A Childhood Obesity Conference has been scheduled           Trumbell County Health Department
Community &                                                    for September 2009. The conference will address             Mel Milliron
Health Care                                                    evidence-based childhood obesity interventions for          mmilliron@tcbh.org
                                                               professionals and families                                  330-675-7807
                                                                   Tuscarawas County
Community           Screenings/Referrals                   •   Assessment of each client's BMI status and education        Tuscarawas County Health Department
                                                               on the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and       Barb Burns
                                                               increasing physical activity                                wictuscarawas@odh.ohio.gov
                    Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Collaborate with multiple community partners on             330-343-5555 x148
                                                               programs that target children and their families to
                                                               increase physical activity
Community &         Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Fit for Fun program where parents and children are          Twin City Hospital
Health Care                                                    instructed on proper nutrition and exercise                 Marge Jentes
                                                           •   Twin City Hospital Healthy Community Outreach               mjentes@twincityhospital.org
                                                               Program Consortium
                                                                       Union County
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Operation Fit Kids program is a partnership with            Union County Health Department
Community                                                      Honda of America and the Union County Health                Jeannette Holshu
                                                               Department. Several elementary schools are piloting a       jholshu@odh.ohio.gov
                                                               physical activity and nutrition curriculum to teach         937-645-2046
                                                               students wellness. The students will learn the physical
                                                               activity pyramid, how to read food labels, aerobic vs.
                                                               anaerobic activity, serving size, fat content, calorie
                                                               counting, the consequences of being overweight, etc.
                                                           •   YMCA Fit Kids class where participants ages 9 to 15
                                                               are encouraged to develop healthy lifestyle habits with
                                                               the help of a personal trainer. Fit Kids meet three times
                                                               a week to learn about the three aspects of a Fit Kid:

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                              Highlights of Activities                                       Contact Information

                                                                  strength training, cardiovascular fitness and good
                                                                  nutrition. Field trips, healthy cooking and challenges
                                                                  to complete at home are all part of the real-life value of
                                                                  this program. Class instructors encourage kids to
                                                                  develop healthy lifestyle habits in a positive
                                                                  environment that utilizes the YMCA's core values of
                                                                  caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. All of these
                                                                  elements are vital in the development of a child's
                                                                  healthy mind, body and spirit
                                                             •    The Union County Health Department is active on
                                                                  school district wellness councils to develop
                     Policy change                                comprehensive wellness policies for students and staff
                                                                  that include student nutrition, physical activity and
                                                                  environmental change
                                                                         Warren County
Schools &            Nutrition/Exercise program            • Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-competitive                      Girls on the Run of Cincinnati, Inc
Community                                                    fitness/character development program for pre-teen girls.         Erin Hamilton, Director
                                                             This program has proven success nationally. The program           http://www.gotrcincinnati.org
                                                             is structured to meet two times per week for one hour.            erin@gotrcincinnati.org
                                                             Programs may be held at schools, community centers,
                                                             YMCAs, parks and churches. Girls run/walk while
                                                             discussing pre-teen health topics. All lessons and materials
                                                             are predefined and delivered. Girls receive 24 lessons,
                                                             GOTR 5K entry, healthy snacks after every lesson,
                                                             celebration party and more. Great program to also
                                                             encourage staff health and well-being
                                                                      Washington County
Schools              Nutrition/Exercise program              •    Carol White Physical Education program grant in              Marietta Family YMCA
                                                                  elementary and middle schools to combat childhood            Al Miller
                                                                  obesity; activity-oriented that downplays team sports;       almillerymca@yahoo.com
                                                                  ensures every student, regardless of ability,                 740-373-2250
                                                                  experiences success in physical activity; middle school
                                                                  focuses on circuit training and keeping heart rate in
                                                                  their age-appropriate target zone for 45 minutes daily.
                                                                  SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)
                                                                  and Fitness Wise Curriculum

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    Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

Schools &           Policy/Environmental change            •   Include more fruits & vegetables in school lunches and    Marietta Family YMCA
Community                                                      concession stands; establish walking school buses;        Al Miller
                                                               fundraise with apples and oranges rather than candy       almillerymca@yahoo.com
                                                               bars; encourage physicians to write exercise as            740-373-2250
                                                               medicine prescriptions; include activity periods in
                                                               classrooms; develop source for low-cost athletic
                                                               footwear; extend bike path to unaccessible areas; start
                                                               Fresh Market at Armory Square on Tuesday afternoons
                                                               from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for 100 days of summer
                                                                      Wayne County
Schools &           Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Eat Well/Play Hard is a curriculum in after-school        OSU Extension
Community                                                      programs to help children make wise food choices and      Melinda Hill
                                                               learn how to make quick nutritious snacks -offer          hill.14@osu.edu
                                                               cooking classes
                                                           •   Lose-A-Ton/Win-A-Ton Competition
                                                           •   BMI Testing K-3rd grade (Longitudinal)
                    Screenings/Referrals                   •   YMCA Annual Health Fair
                                                           •   Family Nights sponsored by Orrville City Schools
                    Community health oriented events       •   Community Clean-Up Walk
                                                           •   Mid-Winter Walk at Johnson’s Woods
Community           Coalition building                     •   Growing Healthy Habits coalition                          Dunlap Community Hospital
                                                                                                                         Jamie Platz, ATC, CES
                                                                                                                         jplatz@dunlaphospital.org
                                                                     Williams County
Schools &           Policy change                          •   Wellness policies in schools in Williams County that      Williams County Health Department, Nursing
Community                                                      emphasize healthy vending snacks, breakfast programs      Department
                                                               and increasing physical activity for students. The        Becki Snyder
                                                               health department works with schools to develop and       bsnyder@odh.ohio.gov
                                                               implement school wellness teams and plans. Some           Williams County Health Department, CVH
                                                               schools have replaced vending machines with healthy       Kristen Ewers
                    Screenings/Referrals                       snacks and drinks                                         kewers@odh.ohio.gov
                                                           •   School nurses collect BMIs on kindergarten through        Williams County Health Department, CVH
                                                               sixth graders and work with children in schools to        Candy Scribner
                                                               increase physical activity                                cscribne@odh.ohio.gov
                    Coalition building                     •   Williams County Cardiovascular Health Coalition
                                                                       Wood County

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                            Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

Community            Nutrition/Exercise Program             •   YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free, fun-filled day of           YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo
                     Educational materials/presentations        activities designed to promote healthy kids and              Sarah Bucher
                                                                families in spirit, mind and body. YMCA Healthy Kids         sbucher@ymcatoledo.org
                                                                Day celebrates making fitness and nutrition fun, and         Lynette Glorioso
                                                                introduces kids to an array of YMCA and other                lglorioso@ymcatoledo.org
                                                                community programs and tools that teach healthy
                                                                behaviors and healthy ways to play-an essential lesson
                                                                in learning how to take care of themselves throughout
                                                                their lifetimes
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   Family Nutrition program offers hands-on nutrition for       OSU Extension Office
                                                                parents in a single class or a series, displays for health   Patrice Powers-Barker
                                                                fairs and nutrition newsletters                              419-213-4254
Community            Nutrition/Exercise program             •   10 week nutrition and fitness program designed for           Toledo Children’s Hospital
                                                                children ages 8-12 and their parents. Classes are            419-291-4076
                                                                taught by registered dietitians, exercise specialists and
                                                                education experts.

Health Care          Educational materials/presentations    •   Free program provides physicians with the tools to be        Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
                                                                proactive in nutrition, physical activity and overweight     Aubrey Whewell
                                                                prevention starting with the first well-baby visit           Whewella@co.lucas.oh.us
                                                                                                                             419-213-4168
                                                                    Statewide Initiatives
Family Child Care    CARES –                                CARES stands for Children Are Ready for Education and            Children’s Hunger Alliance
Providers                                                   Success. A nutrition, physical activity and early childhood      614-341-7700
(Schools)                                                   education curriculum:                                            370 S. 5th St.
                                                            • Curriculum centers around a quality children’s book to         Columbus, OH 43215
                                                                teach kindergarten readiness skills, nutrition and           4Kids@ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                physical activity to providers, parents and children in      http://www.ChildrensHungerAlliance.org
                                                                family child care
                                                            • Children’s book focuses on food and/or nutrition
                                                                concepts. Nutrition education is written for providers
                                                                and parents. A healthy recipe is included in each kit
                                                            • Family child care providers are given activities to
                                                                encourage physical activity with the children in their
                                                                care
                                                            • Training sessions are developed and provided

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     Setting                 Type of Activity                           Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

                                                               statewide by our staff nutritionist.
                                                           Healthy and Fit Kids is a nutrition, physical activity and
                                                           screen time reduction educational kit. U.S. Department of
Schools &            Healthy and Fit Kids –                Agriculture Meal programs including: School Breakfast
Community                                                  Program; Child and Adult Care Food Program; Summer
                                                           Food Service Program
                                                           •        A series of five manuals focusing on contributing
                                                               factors to childhood obesity identified through a
                                                               research/evidence-based Franklin County Community
                                                               Action Plan
                                                           •        A pilot was done in 2007 of randomly selected
                                                               Franklin County child care providers. Quarterly
                                                               trainings and intervention materials were offered to
                                                               these providers. Pre- and post-testing materials were
                                                               used for evaluation purposes
                                                           •        In 2008, the materials and training were given to
                                                               providers statewide
                                                           • Provides outreach, education and support to expand
                                                               USDA meal programs to Ohio children in schools, at
                                                               after-school programs and at summer feeding sites
Schools              Educational materials/presentations   • Ohio Action for Healthy Kids has divided the state into      Ohio Action for Healthy Kids
                                                               10 zones. Each zone has its own committee that             Jan Meyer, CFCS Regional Support and
                                                               provides grassroots technical assistance to schools        Development Consultant
                                                               with regard to nutrition and physical activity. Each       jmeyer.OhioAFHK@gmail.com
                                                               zone in 2008, provided a minimum of two workshops          419-474-8528
                                                               for educators that addressed nutrition and physical
                                                               activity programs and resources. Each zone provides
                                                               mini grants to schools to help with the implementation
                                                               of wellness activities related to nutrition and physical
                                                               activity
Schools,             Coalition building                    • Healthy Community Award                                      For more information in regard to the Office of
Community,           Information warehouse of statewide    • Healthy Ohio Business Council                                Healthy Ohio, please visit the Healthy Ohio Web
Worksite & Health    initiatives                           • Cardiovascular Community Health Program (CVH)                site at: http://www.healthyohioprogram.org
Care                                                       • Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound
                                                           • Coordinated School Health Model
                                                           • Help Me Grow
                                                           • Child and Family Health Services (CFHS)
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                              Highlights of Activities                                    Contact Information

Community           Nutrition/Exercise program               •    Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs are          Statewide Office
                                                                  located at the Ohio’s seven medical colleges. Each        The University of Toledo College of Medicine
                                                                  college has a defined AHEC geographic region. Every       http://www.ohioahec.org
                                                                  one of Ohio’s 88 counties is served by an AHEC            419-383-4272
                                                                  program. Programs are developed based on
                                                                  community needs and diverse programs are created to
                                                                  eliminate/reduce the barriers to the community’s
                                                                  health
Community           Nutrition/Exercise program               •    Y Kids Are Fit is a nutrition and physical activity       YMCA of Central Ohio
                                                                  program at the YMCA branches                              Laura Rooney
                                                             •    Child watch and before/after-school programs offered      lrooney@ymcacolumbus.org
                                                                  by the YMCA of Central Ohio
Schools &           Built environment                        •    Safe Routes to School is administered by The Ohio         Ohio Department of Transportation
Community                                                         Department of Transportation. This program is             Julie Walcoff, Program Manager
                                                                  designed to make it safer and more attractive for         julie.walcoff@dot.state.oh.us
                                                                  children to walk or ride their bikes to school            614-466-3049

Schools &           Policy change                            •  Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a joint initiative   American Heart Association
Community           Nutrition/Exercise program                  of the American Heart Association and the William J.        Marni Rhoads, Med, Partners for School Health,
                                                                Clinton Foundation. The alliance is taking pre-             Director
                                                                emptive measures against obesity through a “by kids,        Marni.Rhoads@heart.org
                                                                for kids” movement to empower all kids to make              513-842-8885
                                                                healthy behavior changes and become leaders and
                                                                advocates for healthy eating and physical activity.
                                                                Kids across the country are taking charge of their own
                                                                health by committing to make their lives, schools and
                                                                communities healthier for themselves and for their
                                                                families. For more information, please visit the Web
                                                                site at http://www.HealthierGeneration.org
Schools &           Policy change                        American Cancer Society and the Office of Healthy Ohio:            American Cancer Society.
Community                                                   • The Governor's Buckeye Best Awards program,                   Tracey Hopkins
                                                                honors schools for making health a priority through         Tracey.Hopkins@cancer.org
                                                                school programs or policies promoting good nutrition,       Amy Magorien
                                                                physical activity and tobacco prevention                    1-888-227-6446 x 3108
                                                            • For Your Health Ohio is a physical activity plan
                                                                designed for use across the state to focus on schools,
                                                                communities, workplaces and transportation systems.
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    Setting                 Type of Activity                        Highlights of Activities                                      Contact Information

                                                            For more information, please visit the Web site at
                                                            http://www.foryourhealthohio.org
Community &         Educational materials/presentations     Women Infants and Children (WIC): State WIC                 Bureau of Nutrition Services (WIC)
Health Care         Screenings/Referrals                    provides local staff tools/information to help teach        Celestine Harris
                                                            families healthy eating habits that will effect childhood   Celestine.harris@odh.ohio.gov
                                                            obesity. State WIC provides participant-centered            Athe Norris
                                                            counseling trainings and Value Enhanced Nutrition           Susan Allerding
                                                            Assessment (VENA) training to local agency staff to         614-644-7956
                                                            get participants into healthy eating habits. Examples:
                                                            Montgomery County WIC has a specific fun exercise
                                                            class for those children with risk code 54 (high weight
                                                            for height); Sandusky County WIC works with local
                                                            parks and recreation to encourage walking and outdoor
                                                            activities; Cuyahoga County WIC works with OLCA
                                                            to sponsor breastfeeding day at the Cleveland Zoo.
                                                            The WIC program uses anthropometric measurements
                                                            including BMI and questionnaires to evaluate risk
                                                            factors for children from birth to 5 years for childhood
                                                            obesity and other health risks. Prevention is provided
                                                            through individual counseling sessions and group
                                                            education sessions. Referrals are made to other
                                                            programs for more extensive follow-up if needed
                                                            and/or requested by the child's parent or guardian.
                                                            Education focuses on easy family lifestyle changes
                                                            such as reducing the amount of high-sugar
                                                            beverages available in the household, increasing
                                                            physical activity, etc. WIC staff also encourage and
                                                            educate participants on breastfeeding importance




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