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Childhood Obesity Workgroup

The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has teamed up with Delegate Bob Costa, various state agencies and other organizations to develop a strategy for dealing with the childhood obesity epidemic.

Board members last met with Del. Costa and the Childhood Obesity Workgroup in September. Since, Del. Costa has introduced HB 370. This bill will require any child entering the Maryland Public School system to include in their physical a calculation of Body Mass Index. Members of the Maryland AcademyWorkgroup will continue to work with Del. Costa and other professional groups in Maryland to continue the battle of decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity.


Meeting Minutes

  • MDA Committee Members- planning meeting 8/8/11 (minutes)
  • Del. Costa Workgroup meeting 8/12/11 (minutes)
  • MDA Committee Members- planning meeting 9/7/11 (minutes)

The first meeting was held in the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St, Annapolis, MD on July, 19, 2011.
In attendance were:

  • Del. Costa
  • Del. Luedtke
  • 3 members of Public Health Department
  • 3 members of Maryland State Board of Education
  • 2 members of Maryland Dietetic Association (President-Jennifer Carman, Public Policy Coordinator-Berit Christensen)

Please click here to read the minutes of this meeting.

If you would like more information or to get involved, please email info@eatwellmd.org



Community Recreational Use of School Property

Childhood Obesity: An Increasing Problem

Current Status on the Recommendations from the Task Force Report of 2008

Montgomery County Schools Wellness Policy

Maryland Wellness Agenda: Preschool to College 2011

Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in Maryland Public Schools (PDF)
Final Report of the Task Force to Study Student Fitness in Maryland Public Schools, Submitted to the Maryland General Assembly and Governor
November 20, 2008

Yale University Policy Strategies (PDF), Fall 2010