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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the nation’s most pressing health crises—with nearly one in three children either overweight or obese. The causes of and solutions to this epidemic are multifaceted, but signs of progress are emerging across the nation, raising hopes that a comprehensive approach to reversing childhood obesity can be effective.

Burness is a national leader in childhood obesity communications—with deep content knowledge, media relationships and policy acumen. Through our work on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other nonprofits, we have released numerous high-profile studies and briefs; worked closely with media to highlight important research and moving stories; educated policymakers about the epidemic and what’s working to solve it; and helped spark a movement of schools, cities, parents, industry and others to provide kids and families the opportunity to live healthier lives.