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The Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative integrates and coordinates healthy eating and physical activity promotion within the California Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program and its local public health and health care programs.

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The Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation's largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity.

California Infant Feeding Guide 
This guide is an update to Chapter 9: Lifecycle: Normal Infant Feeding (0-12 months), found in the California Food Guide, California Department of Public Health, 2008.

Child Care/Preschool Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources
Resources to support optimal nutrition and physical activity in child care and preschool settings.

Webinar: Local Health Jurisdiction Role in Eliminating Food Insecurity
Includes: 1) Food Insecurity among Pregnant Women in California Findings from the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey and 2) Local health Jurisdiction's Role in Eliminating Food Insecurity

MIHA Nutrition and Weight Data
The Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) is an annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth I California. MIHA collected self-reported information o perinatal nutrition and weight, including: daily folic acid use a month before pregnancy, overweight before pregnancy, obesity before pregnancy, inadequate weight gain during pregnancy, excessive weight gain during pregnancy, and food insecurity during pregnancy.

Systems and Environmental Changes
A toolkit to support optimal nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding through fostering partnerships between local health jurisdiction's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs and existing organizations to promote healthy environmental changes.


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