The Jordan Levin Childhood Obesity Foundation (JLCOF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2009, with the goal of fighting the childhood obesity epidemic one child at a time. The foundation is currently helping to finance and assist overweight/obese children in accessing education, exercise and nutritional counseling. Its development was a response to the growing rate of obesity in children. The mission of JLCOF is to raise the awareness of the huge childhood obesity epidemic that is sweeping the nation, through research and education.
The foundation's goal is small; to send economically challenged overweight children and their parents to local hospital programs. The program is a 10-session comprehensive program for children ages 3 through 18, who are overweight and would benefit from a multi-disciplinary educational program that focuses on improving health through nutrition, exercise and behavior modification.