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Spectrum of Opportunities for Obesity Prevention in the Early Care and Education Setting (ECE): CDC Technical Assistance Briefing Document

This 5-page document released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015 outlines a ‘Spectrum of Opportunities’ by which states and communities can support ECE facilities in their jurisdictions to achieve recommended standards and best practices for obesity prevention.

Promoting Healthy Weight for Young Children: A Blueprint for Preventing Early Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

This 173-page document released by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine in 2013 provides recommendations of evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that focused on reducing childhood obesity, and developing a blueprint to prevent or reduce early childhood obesity in North Carolina.

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

This 32-page document released by The Altarum Institute in 2012 provides examples of standards, monitoring tools and technical assistance resources being used to implement nutrition and physical activity improvements in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to prevent childhood obesity in child care settings.

Weight of the Nation: Early Care and Education Policy Review

This 28-page policy document released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 educates public health practitioners, providers and decision-makers on the current conditions in each state and helps inform future efforts to prevent obesity in early care and education settings.

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