CX3 Walkability Report

Childhood obesity has increased 2.3 to 3.3 fold in the United States over the past 25 years. 32 percent of San Luis Obispo County children are overweight. 75 percent never exercise.   In collaboration with the Public Health Department and AmeriCorps, data was collected in two local communities assessing the impact of environmental factors on nutrition and physical activity and its link to obesity.Healthy Eating, Active Living – San Luis Obispo published a community action plan highlighting several recommendations for improving the health status of San Luis Obispo children, including compiling data. In collaboration with the Public Health Department and AmeriCorps, data was collected in two local communities assessing the impact of environmental factors on nutrition and physical activity and its link to obesity. The two communities were chosen due to the evidence of health disparities in children. Data was collected using the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) framework provided by the California Department of Public Health and The Network for a Healthy California. Survey results showed evidence of environmental disparities of nutrition and physical activity that contribute to higher rates of obesity in San Miguel and Oceano. This project was funded through a generous grant from the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation. 

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