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Charla Ricciardi

Wyoming Department of Health
Child Health Program Manager
My name is Charla Ricciardi and I am the Child Health Program Manager i the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). I have worked in MCH at the WDH for the last 10 years.

I was formerly a classroom teacher in Minnesota. The Child Health Program priorities include Reducing and Preventing Childhood Obesity in children ages 1-11 years. Objective and Associated Measures for this priority include:
By 2020, increase the percent of children ages 6-11 who are physically active at least 60 minutes per day. Increase the number of early care and education providers/programs that adopt strategies to increase physical activity and to partner with stakeholders to establish a Children's Physical Activity Workgroup with a focus on collaborating cross program/agency to increase capacity, decrease duplication and increase effectiveness.