Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

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Coalition for Activity and Nutrition to Defeat Obesity (CanDo)

Colorado Academy of Family Physicians

Colorado Action for Healthy Kids 

Colorado Parks & Recreation Association and Foundation

Colorado Department of  Public Health & Environment - Obesity Integration Project

COPrevent Obesity Blog

Get Outdoors Colorado

Healthy Schools Project - Colorado

LiveWell Colorado

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Childhood Obesity Awarenes Month Visual


COAM in Colorado

Join the efforts of many Colorado organizations fighting childhood obesity by raising awareness in September 2013.

Governor John Hickenlooper has officially declared September 2013 as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in Colorado - Click here for the official Proclamation!

Childhood Obesity Statistics in Colorado

1 of every 8 children (2-14) are obese

In 2010, 22.9% of children ages 2-14 were overweight or obese.

In 2007, Colorado ranked 29th among states in obesity prevalence amoung children 10-17.

In 2009, 18.2% Ninth -Twelth graders were overweight or obese.

(Statistics are from CDPHE's Obesity, one of Colorado's 10 Winnable Battles) 

September is also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Click here for the National website!  It is chock full of resources, a tool kit, ways to put the month into action in your organization or community.

Resources to Share!

CDC Vital Signs - Progress on Childhood Obesity - Notice CO is one of 3 state's showing an increase

ChooseMyPlate -  Learn how to balance your plate and pick right sized portions

Let's Move - Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative

We Can! - Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition

5210 Let's Go! -   5 or more fruits & veggies, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks

Prevent Obesity -  Get involved as a leader making a difference to eliminate childhood obesity.

Education Opportunities:

  • Webinar: Recess Rocks!  Wednesday, September 25,2013, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST. Presented by Colorado Legacy Foundation  CLick here to Register. Experts agree that physical activity can be just as vital as classroom time to a child's social and emotional development as well as lead to better academics and classroom behavior! However, millions of American students do not meet the minimum requirements of 60 minutes of physical activity daily. Punishing children by taking away recess or PE classes reduces their already scarce opportunity for physical activity. Recess is a vital opportunity to boost academic success and there are many alternatives for disciplining students.  

Events in Honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - Get INVOLVED!

  • Denver Parks & Recreation is promoting healthy living for our kids…Youth Exercising for Awesome Health (YEAH!).  September 28th, Ruby Hill Park, Denver.  Activities include: Flag football, Flag Rugby, Tug of War, Zumbatomic and much more!  All registration is handled via phone at 720.913.0689  Click here for more info!
  • Town of Superior held its first “Learn to Slackline Clinic” (held in honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month)!  We built a dedicated slacklining park earlier this year and have developed an awesome partnership with the staff from Gibbon Slacklines to begin offering clinics, camps and ongoing programs. 

Colorado Parks & Recreation - Creating Healthy Residents & Livable Communities

Click here for our seasonsal magazine with the article "Let's Go to the Park Today: The Role of Parks in Obesity Prevention and Improving the Public's Health"


 Would you or your organization like to be apart of our COAM page and info?  Please contact Jo Burns at 303-231-0943.


CPRA Office

Mailing Address:

POB 1037
Wheat Ridge, CO  80034
Fax:  303.237.9750

Physical Address:

Richards Hart Estate
5349 W 27th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO  80214
*All deliveries must be made to the north door at 28th & Benton St


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