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Rural Obesity and Weight Control – Organizations

Action for Healthy Kids
Works to improve the health and educational performance of children by promoting healthy nutrition and increased physical activity in schools. Provides tools and resources to support healthy schools.
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Active Living Research (ALR)
Works to develop, support, and share research promoting physical activity for children and families with an emphasis on children of color and/or low-income who are at a risk for obesity. Focuses on communities, active transportation, schools, parks, and recreation to create healthy habits across the the U.S. and the globe.
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National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
Works toward reducing childhood obesity in at-risk populations by supporting research, building new partnerships, identifying interventions, and providing leadership to advance policy.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Supports research, programs, and philanthropy devoted to health and healthcare in the U.S. Works with partners to develop a national culture of health that will improve the health of everyone in the U.S.
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Last Reviewed: 8/7/2020