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Choose to Change is an early childhood obesity prevention project taking place in Monongalia and Kanawha county, west Virginia. In February of 2011 West Virginia University was awarded a $4,732,961 five year grant to research obesity prevention efforts in early childhood. Choose to change is a program that aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of children and their families. This project aims to develop and implement effective, practical healthy lifestyle strategies in early childhood that can be sustained throughout a lifetime.