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Tuesday May 15th The Children’s Alliance will join forces for the Healthy Child Healthy Weight Summit as part of the Mecklenburg County Health Departments Public Health Forum. This free event will be held at UNCC and is open to anyone in the community who has an active interest in the prevention of childhood obesity.

North Carolina is ranked 14th in obesity among adults and children in the nation. Mecklenburg County follows this trend – according to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, more than 1 in 4 (28%) public high school students is obese or overweight.

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We are thrilled that we celebrate our 10th year of existence in 2012. An idea born at the 2002 Children’s Summit has grown to over 40 agencies working together to find common ground on issues pertaining to the children and vulnerable families in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. In 2012 we are focusing our energy on two initiatives: Childhood Obesity and The Raise the Age for Youth Accused of Minor Offenses Bill (HB632/SB506) (RTA) under consideration in both the NC House and Senate.

In 10 years we focused on the belief that every child in our community deserves to grow up safe, healthy and happy: We are committed to do even more until this dream is realized.


Summer Learning for just One in Four Children PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 00:00

Only one in four U.S. children attend summer learning programs, according to a new analysis by the Afterschool Alliance. That means this summer approximately 24 million schoolchildren who likely would enroll in such programs will go without.

CMS Begins Summer Meal Program For Needy Students PDF Print Email
Written by Julie Rose, WFAE 90.7 FM   
Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

CMS Begins Summer Meal Program For Needy Students

Summer means free time in the sun and sleepaway camp for many CMS students. But there are many others for whom no school means no food, says Amy Harkey. She's the assistant director of Child Nutrition Services for CMS.

Monday was the start of the district's summer feeding program. It's meant to feed children who qualify for subsidized lunch during the school year. Harkey says the program will serve about 25,000 free meals each week day through August 13.



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