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Childhood Obesity

The Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity promotes healthy lifestyles in Dallas area children through physical activity and nutrition.

The Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity encourages children and families to adopt the daily behaviors in the
5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Program.

5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
4 servings of water a day
3 servings of low fat dairy a day
2 hours or less of screen time a day
1 or more hours of physical activity

a day

“The 5-4-3-2-1 Go! ® message was created by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC).
5-4-3-2-1 Go! is a registered trademark and Copyright © 2004 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. All rights reserved.”, Click here: for more on 5-4-3-2-1 Go!®

The Coalition also presents Get Kidz Fit and created Vickery Is Active Projects.

For more information contact Daniel Bouton at or call 214-954-4222

Sponsors Needed!


Interested in becoming a Volunteer or Sponsor for the Get Kidz Fit Fest?


Please complete the Sponsorship form (download here)


Additional Opportunities can be found here

What is Get Kidz Fit?

A free, fun-filled extravaganza, now in it’s seventh year. Presented by the Dallas Area Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity (DAPCO) designed to educate children and their families on wellness and nutrition while engaging them in a range of healthy lifestyle activities.


Click here to visit the Get Kidz Fit Website

Managing obesity by the numbers!









Risks Associated with Obesity

Being overweight increases a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and other serious medical conditions that impact quality of life and have substantial economic consequences for our healthcare system. The increasing prevalence of overweight and obese children and adults is a serious concern for Texas.


Obesity Prevention

The Obesity Prevention Program works to make healthy choices easier for all Texans wherever they live, work, and play. The Obesity Prevention Program was created in 2005 by Children’s Medical center and the Community Council. The Obesity Prevention Program supports and promotes projects that focus on decreasing obesity, decreasing the consumption of added sugars and high calorie, low nutrient foods, increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables and water, and increasing physical activity.



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