Weight Management: NY and LA

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Weight Management New York City

Overview

Four organizations that provide weight management education and/or tools for under served communities in New York City are as follows:
1) Just Say Yes To Fruits and Vegetables (JSY)
2) FAN4KIDS
3) Wellness in the Schools
4) City Harvest

The attached spreadsheet provides details of each organization as per the criteria provided.

Note: Although the request was for 5 organizations, the time required to research each required criteria of the organization (especially email address of executives and outcome statistics) exceeded the scope of time carved out for a particular request. Therefore, information regarding only these 4 organizations has been provided in the spreadsheet.

Weight Management organizations

The organizations listed below seek to provide nutrition education and healthy lifestyle choices for low-income communities of New York City, with the ultimate goal of managing weight for citizens across all ages:

1) Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY)
JSY is a nutrition education initiative funded by New York State's nutrition education service provided to under served and low-income communities of the city. The idea is to prevent obesity and reduce risk of long term chronic disease through promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption. As a result, 86% of program participants eat more fruits and vegetables, while 75% have increased levels of physical activity.

2) FAN4KIDS
FAN4KIDS is a non-profit organization that provides a nutrition and fitness program targeted at elementary school children of low-income communities to curb childhood obesity. Results have shown a 13% reduction in obese/overweight children within 9 months.

3) City Harvest
City harvest serves about 50,000 low-income community members by creating "Healthy Neighborhoods", an initiative to educate people on healthy, budget-conscious food choices. It also partners with local community workers to make healthy food available in local food markets.

4) Wellness in the Schools
Wellness in the Schools provides healthy school meals to about 60,000 students across 122 public schools every day, with the goal of providing nutritious meals to school students across the country and reducing obesity.

Conclusion

The four organizations listed focus on enabling under served or low-income families to make smart and healthy food choices that can fit into their budget as well as prevent obesity. This is done through nutrition education programs, community efforts for building long-term healthy habits, and nutritious school meals to help children adopt healthy food habits.

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Weight Management Los Angeles

SPREADSHEET: Weight Management

In the attached spreadsheet, we have compiled the data regarding five organizations that are providing weight-management programs to under-served communities in Los Angeles. The five organizations that are providing weight-management programs are:

* Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
* Los Angeles Food Policy Council
* Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles
* YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

First, we researched various organizations providing weight-management programs to under-served communities in Los Angeles. Then, we researched the number of individuals each organization serves and the outcomes of their programs. Finally, we selected the most impactful organizations in terms of the number of people served and the outcomes of their programs and added their information to the spreadsheet including the name, email and LinkedIn profile of the organization head. For cases where the email of the executive was publicly unavailable, we used the email outreach tool, Norbert, to extract the accurate email.

Due to the time constraint, we were only able to research five organizations. Besides these five organizations, some of the other organizations that provide weight-management programs to under-served communities are:

* Foundation for Early Childhood Education
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