The Childhood Feeding Collaborative is a coalition of more than 30 organizations in Santa Clara County committed to providing information and training in best feeding practices to pediatric healthcare providers, public health programs and community-based organizations that support children's health. The Collaborative's parenting classes, trainings and interventions are based on Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility in Feeding.
Childhood Feeding Collaborative reduces risk of obesity and poor eating among children by improving parenting skills around feeding. We work together to ensure that parents receive consistent information and guidance they need to raise healthy children. By collaborating with all of our partners, we help parents create the best possible feeding experience for their children. Our evaluations show that our efforts have lasting effects.
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department's Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and Choices for Children are lead agencies of the Collaborative with funding from the following organizations: The Health Trust; Kaiser Permanente; FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County; and Valley Health Plan. Our Collaborative Partners include representatives from various local organizations: VMC Foundation; Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System; Community Health Partnership; Santa Clara Family Health Plan; Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center; Child Health and Disability Prevention Program; WIC programs Santa Clara County; and numerous community based organizations.
Education and resources for families and healthcare providers:
Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center For treatment of child obesity, the Center uses a family lifestyle change approach. All enrolled families are taught the Division of Responsibility in Feeding model. For more information and referral, call (408) 957-8601.
- Parent Education Materials
If you wish to be notified of Childhood Feeding Collaborative events, trainings or new materials, please contact:
1400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 793-2731