S.2119 - Healthy Kids from Day One Act

A bill to establish a pilot program to address overweight/obesity among children from birth to age 5 in child care settings and to encourage parental engagement. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to establish a pilot program to address overweight/obesity among children from birth to age 5 in child care settings and to encourage parental engagement. as introduced.
  • Short: Healthy Kids from Day One Act as introduced.

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2/16/2012--Introduced.Healthy Kids from Day One Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award three-year competitive grants to five eligible entities to help reduce and prevent obesity among children from birth to age five i

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2/16/2012--Introduced.Healthy Kids from Day One Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award three-year competitive grants to five eligible entities to help reduce and prevent obesity among children from birth to age five in a state and to encourage parental engagement in child care settings outside a child's place of residence. Identifies as eligible entities:
(1) a state health department or other appropriate child care licensing entities within the state, or
(2) a nonprofit organization or a partnership of nonprofit organizations with expertise in the healthy development of children. Requires grant funds to be used to:
(1) establish child care collaboratives;
(2) provide funding to entities that routinely train child care providers to establish collaboratives; and
(3) provide technical assistance to participating providers, a compilation of best practices, strategies, and lessons learned from the collaborative, and a plan to ensure that the collaborative will be sustainable, without additional federal funding, upon the conclusion of the grants. Requires each collaborative to:
(1) share best practices, strategies, and techniques for successfully implementing policies and practices relating to healthy eating, physical activity, parental engagement, and other topics relating to the healthy development of children; and
(2) incorporate between 5 and 10 day-long, interactive training sessions each year and ongoing technical assistance to participating child care providers. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) award grants to Prevention Research Centers, universities, or other appropriate entities to evaluate programs carried out under such grants;
(2) coordinate activities conducted under this Act with activities undertaken by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council; and
(3) disseminate to all appropriate HHS agencies evidence, strategies, best practices, and lessons learned from grantees.

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