"To serve as the global leader in nutritional and physical activity health care education for gatekeepers of children"
"To steadily improve the overall nutritional and kinesiology health care knowledge and decision-making processes for expecting parents, parents, grandparents, teachers, health care professionals, and the very youngest in society through a continual series of N.C.O.F.®, P.O.W.E.R.®, and T.H.I.N.K.SM health care education empowerment programming and project interventions to help reduce and/or eliminate the short and long-term debilitating affects of childhood obesity on a global scale and create a more GREEN environment with the reduction in the use of pharmacology to remedy obesity health issues and the bio-waste hazards from their manufacture and disposal."
N.C.O.F.® was created for the general purpose of proactively developing, uniting, integrating, targeting, and communicating a positive ecologically and scientifically based health care empowerment nutrition and physical activity education intervention program message to those directly and indirectly affected by the national obesity epidemic. Such interventions when introduced and reinforced with some frequency to the pre-K and K-6 audiences and their gatekeepers (parents/guardians) will induce healthier eating and physical activity habits which in-turn will eliminate or greatly reduce the need or frequency for expensive healthcare medicines and their severe side effects (causational or premature development of type-2 diabetes; pancreatic, colon, breast, and other known cancers; heart-disease; hypertension; stroke; dementia,; schizophrenia; sleep apnea; chronic diseases; kidney stones; arthritis; etc.), high-risk weight reduction surgery, or worse early mortality.
Furthermore, the process of reducing the incidence or need for medical interventions through pharmacology or other environmentally unfriendly means will greatly GREEN the environment with the reduction in the manufacture and disposal of medical waste and by-products. More specifically, with intended financial support from various consumer product companies, charitable private foundations, private individuals, government grants, the general public, and other similar or like entities, N.C.O.F.® seeks to target, personally engage, and motivate those directly affected by the obesity epidemic: toddlers, children, teens, and their gatekeepers (parents and educators), through its proactive P.O.W.E.R.® Phase One & Two Healthcare health care education programming interventions for long-term health and well-being.
The National Childhood Obesity Foundation® is a 501 c(3) tax-exempt designated charitable corporation as determined by the Internal Revenue Service and as officially filed and incorporated with the Secretary of State and Attorney General's offices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Founded in June of 2003 and officially incorporated on 2 September 2004, N.C.O.F.® received its 1023 tax-exempt status designation as a "Public Charity" from the IRS for solicitation and donor tax-exempt purposes on 2 February 2006. The Foundation is now qualified to receive tax deductible corporate and personal donations, bequests, transfers, and gifts as described under sections 2055, 2106 , and 2577 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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