Shaping America's Youth is a non-profit organization, which has urged a national initiative to help find ways of slowing down the rapidly increasing numbers of overweight and obese children and adolescents.
Mission and Purpose
Shaping America's Youth's main goal is to ensure that the voices of families and communities are especially heard and reflected in national and regional policies, created to improve the health and nutrition of youth.
Origins and Development
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
Specializations, Methods and Tools
Major Projects and Events
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Shaping America's Youth 21st Century Town Meetings on Child Obesity
Heath, Renee G.; Lewis, Ninon; Schneider, Brit; and Majors, Elisa (2017) "Beyond Aggregation: “The Wisdom of Crowds” Meets Dialogue in the Case Study of Shaping America’s Youth,"Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 13 : Iss. 2 , Article 3. Available at: https://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol13/iss2/art3