MCH priority: early childhood obesity prevention (ECOP)

2011-2015 priority: Prevent obesity among all children ages birth to 5.

State performance measure:

  • Percentage of live births where mothers gained an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy according to pre-pregnancy BMI (birth certificate).

National performance measures:

  • Percentage of mothers who breastfeed their infants at 6 months of age.

  • Percentage of children ages 2 to 5 years receiving WIC services that have a BMI at or above the 85th percentile.

ECOP logic models

ECOP action plans

Tools and technical assistance

ECOP impact evaluation