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Project Title

Better Together

Funding Dates



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Better Together is an initiative to drive meaningful change in early care and education programs’ nutrition and physical activity practices by spreading and scaling into low-income communities in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana and Mississippi.  The initiative includes learning collaboratives that incorporate Go NAPSACC and state-level systems work. This is a project of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG).

Research Areas

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Children’s Health
Healthy Food Access
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Dianne Ward, EdD (UNC)


The JPB Foundation


Better Together
Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG)