Weighing In Working Groups
Weighing In Working Groups

In response to the growing insights on what works, Weighing In has developed five working groups. These groups are concentrating on specific issues, which address everything from breastfeeding to school wellness policies.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

In partnership with the Mother and Child Health Coalition, define best approaches, and promote and support breastfeeding at area hospitals and in the work place.
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Early Childhood

Promote action to improve healthy eating and active play based on Weighing In's assessment of current practices at area child care providers.
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Healthy Schools

Leverage available resources and implement actions to address priorities found in Weighing In's recent school wellness policy assessment.
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Healthy Lifestyles

Support active living, healthy eating and healthy weight for all. Using a message campaign developed for the Greater Kansas City area, integrate approaches to increase the proportion of Kansas Citians at a healthy weight.
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Treatment

Focus on supporting community health care professionals by providing training to identify and treat childhood obesity and link families with community resources.
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Steering Committee

Guides assessment, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation activities to support the mission of Weighing In. Provides leadership for Weighing In's efforts to achieve overall goals and facilitates communication between working groups and community organizations.

 



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