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The organization Philanthropedia recently ranked the top “18 outstanding nonprofits” working to tackle childhood obesity across the country, and several organizations staffed by Leaders made the cut.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest nabbed the first place spot in the rankings, followed by The Food Trust, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Heart Association.

Philanthropedia’s experts praised CSPI for its effective policy work, noting that work led to the passage of several new policies. They also wrote that “CSPI has taken on the food and beverage industries and also brought to light issues that are under-reported in the mainstream media.” Experts saluted The Food Trust for recognizing the “unmet needs of communities to have access to grocery stores” and putting forward “model programs that bring positive results.”

Experts praised the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s staff and leadership and strong sources of funding, noted that the research scope of the Rudd Center “is fantastic along with the staff’s dedication and excellent leadership” and said the American Heart Association’s strengths include branding, marketing and linking science with policy advocacy.

Philanthropedia noted that its panel of national childhood nutrition and health experts were asked to recommend nonprofits that work in a variety of areas, including providing access to healthy foods and drinks in schools, nutrition education, physical activity programs, access to safe places to be active, access to healthy and fresh food for kids in neighborhoods and media campaigns.

Click here to view the full list.