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CHL wraps up, but strong foundations remain

CHL PACIFIC REGION-WIDE.   CHL is now (mostly) officially over.  The Children’s Healthy Living Program, sponsored by a competitive grant from the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), as made huge steps forward in two US States – Hawai‘i and Alaska, and in the US-affililated islands of American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, […]

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CHL Teams Pushing Hard to Wrap Main Project Up

CHL PACIFIC REGION-WIDE.   Snow in Alaska, Typhoon Soudelor in the CNMI – and yet, CHL teams persist in setting up the foundation for a healthier generation of children in our region.  We all agree, it matters.   One of the ways we are “showing” better practices, is through video as seen in the cover […]

CHL Teams and CHL Coordinating Center Collect and Validate Regional Data

HONOLULU, HI.   Data is the name of the game as CHL heads the last 7 months of this 5-year project.  Data collection is critical to getting baseline numbers as well as impact measurements.  All teams are working hard to collect and enter data in their home location, and then the CHL Coordinating Center in at […]

CHL Team and TASA role models receive WHO Healthy Islands Recognition 2015 award!

SAIPAN, CNMI.  In Chamorro culture, the latte stone has come to symbolize the strength, vitality, and perseverance of the Chamorro people. The top of the latte stone, described as a hemispheric cup, is called “tasa”; literally meaning “cup” in Chamorro. Today, the word “tasa” is also used to describe a group of “can-do”, volunteer residents […]

CHL-connected communities taking more and more ownership

MANGILAO, GUAM.  Change happens on the personal level or the community level when a group of people step forward and take on the responsibility.  This large photo is from the final night of CHL-Guam’s Health Weight Initiative.  In this newest edition of the CHL Newsbrief we highlight work being done at the community level in Guam […]

Meet CHL’s External Advisory Committee & Annual Meeting in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA.  We are extremely fortunate to have engaged committed External Advisors to the CHL Program who have extraordinary experience in obesity prevention from a comprehensive range of complementary perspectives. Dr. Boyd Swinburn, from the University of Auckland, has led community based obesity prevention trials in the South Pacific, and is Co-Director of […]

CHL is getting the word out on healthy lifestyles

KAGMAN, CNMI.  CHL Team CNMI is turning up the volume in their target communities with tasteful billboards.  Each sign has been beautifully designed and will be rotated about every month with a different CHL message. Our messages include these 6 targets:   The targets are science-based and are known to help children lead a healthier […]

CHL Intervention picking up steam!

The Children’s Healthy Living Program is a research-based effort to address issues related to childhood obesity in the 6 CHL jurisdictions:  Alaska, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Freely Associated States of Micronesia, Guam and Hawai‘i.  We’ve been in our selected communities to collect baseline data on children and the food they […]

CHL on track and making good progress

TUMON, GUAM.  The CHL program is “on track and making good progress”, says the CHL External Advisory Committee (EAC).  At our third annual meeting held in Guam and graciously hosted by the University of Guam, 45 CHL staff and 5 CHL EAC members assembled for five days to inform, catch-up, and recalibrate our efforts for […]

Measurement work is nearing completion

After months of introduction meetings, working with community partners, and measuring thousands of children 2-8 years in age, the CHL measurement work is nearing completion.  Now, data needs to be analyzed and intervention work will ramp up across the program.  Read more about measurement work in our Newsbriefs to the right.

Second annual CHL meeting in Honolulu

HONOLULU, HAWAII.  Over the week of June 18-22, 2012, nearly 50 participants from the CHL program have assembled in Honolulu.  Team members of the 6 juridictions and the CHL External Advisory Committee are meeting in Waikiki to take stock of where the project has gone in the last 12 months and were it is planning […]