AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge

  • Charlotte Seidman
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      In launching the Childhood Obesity Challenge, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has entered a new arena of online competitions with several goals: As a publisher of information that we anticipate will contribute to addressing the most pressing problems in prevention, we know that one of the most important current issues is combatting the childhood obesity epidemic that afflicts our country and much of the developed world. Game-changing interventions are required, and crowd-sourcing strategies are proving to be one of the fastest ways both to tap into promising innovations and to disseminate them.
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