Healthy Communities

Child Health Advisory Committee

ACT 1220 of 2003 created the Child Health Advisory Committee to address childhood obesity and develop statewide nutrition and physical activity standards. The Committee meets monthly and will make policy recommendations to the State Board of Education and the State Board of Health.

Major tasks mandated by the Act include:

The Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education in partnership with the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) are developing a statewide plan to assist schools in the implementation and reporting of the Body Mass Index to parents.

Committee Information

Minutes
09.20.18
08.16.18
06.21.18
05.17.18
04.19.18
03.15.18
02.15.18
01.18.18
11.16.17
10.19.17

Meeting Dates & Times

Dates Time Location
August 16, 2018 9am - 4pm Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
September 20, 2018 9am - 12pm Freeway Medical Building
5800 W 10th St, Board Room, 906
Little Rock, AR 72205
October 18, 2018 9am - 12pm Freeway Medical Building
5800 W 10th St, Board Room, 906
Little Rock, AR 72205
November 15, 2018 9am - 12pm Freeway Medical Building
5800 W 10th St, Board Room, 906
Little Rock, AR 72205

Guide for Schools, Parents, and Communities

This guide provides information and guidance in developing a local school Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Committee. Included is a membership grid, sample invitation letter and sample agenda. Names and contact information of local resources who can assist in developing the local committees are included. State and National resource links are also listed in the guide. These resources provide information on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and children's health.

Downloads
ACT 1220 of 2003
ACT 719 of 2007
BMI Toolkit for Nurses
CHAC Bylaws
CHAC Committee Members' and Staff Contact Information
Maximum Portion Size list
Wellness Workbook 2017
2010 Recommendations

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