There are no simple solutions to prevent childhood obesity and chronic disease.
It will take all of us — communities, organizations, governments, individuals, and all sectors of society — working together over the long term to create the cultural shift that is needed to improve our collective health.
Thrive! lays the foundation to build this necessary change – using actions based on scientific evidence, expert and public input, and existing success.
The Actions support four key directions:
- Healthy Start for children and families
- Skills and Knowledge for lifelong health
- Opportunities to eat well and be active
- Plan and build Healthy Communities
These directions are built on a foundation of social policy.