Promoting Healthy Families, Schools, and Communities in New Jersey

Children's Health Summits

11th Annual Children's Health Summit

Obesity is a fast-growing health issue affecting children and adolescents across the nation and here at home. The Family and Community Health Science (FCHS) Department of Rutgers Cooperative Extension responded to this problem with the Children's Health Summit: Fighting Back Against Childhood Obesity project.

The FCHS Department, along with agency and community partners, implemented a unique, collaborative solution aimed at raising awareness, providing education and effecting workable strategies for preventing obesity in children and families in our communities.

The Children's Health Summit is an all day professional training conference addressing childhood obesity. The Summits are comprehensive educational forums, featuring workshops, exhibits and focused networking opportunities to further extend the outreach and education. In December 2003, the first Summit was piloted and tested in Cape May County. To date, there have been 10 Children's Health Summits held in New Jersey. Read more about the Children's Health Summit project and how we are "Fighting Back Against Childhood Obesity." Plan to attend our next Summit. Call your Cooperative Extension county office for details, or call Marilou Rochford, Cooperative Extension Cape May County, FCHS Department at 609-465-5115, ext 609.