Almost one third of all children and adolescents in the United States are overweight and obese. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity sought to address the threat by coordinating the efforts of policymakers, researchers, community organizations, and other leaders to identify and promote the most promising obesity prevention strategies. The center has a particular focus on children most affected by the obesity epidemic: African-American and Latino children, those from low-income families, and those living in isolated urban and rural areas, especially in the South.
This brochure lifted up the problem of childhood obesity, the work of the center, and their goals. The brochure folds out as a poster to visualize the center's goals through a set of images of children of color as living, positive outcomes of their proposed prevention strategies.