about our program

The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right Program is trying to decrease obesity by 5% in children from birth to age 2 in Hartford by:

Convening a collaborative of community partners mobilized to combat childhood obesity.

Educating pediatric providers to counsel Hartford families on healthy nutrition and activity and providing referrals for community support.

Training community outreach workers on counseling and supporting families with 0-2 year olds to utilize consistent healthy growth messaging.

Connecting Hartford families to health promotion organizations via wellness events.

Cute illustration of a pear and a strawberry

The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right Program is trying to decrease obesity by 5% in children from birth to age 2 in Hartford by:

Convening a collaborative of community partners mobilized to combat childhood obesity.

Educating pediatric providers to counsel Hartford families on healthy nutrition and activity and providing referrals for community support.

Training community outreach workers on counseling and supporting families with 0-2 year olds to utilize consistent healthy growth messaging.

Connecting Hartford families to health promotion organizations via wellness events.

We are creating a comprehensive system which supports Hartford families in achieving healthy growth for their children through partnerships with pediatric providers and community organizations.

meet our team

Nancy Trout, MD, MPH

Dr. Nancy Trout joined the Connecticut Children’s Primary Care Office in East Hartford in 2017, after working for 22 years in the Pediatric Ambulatory and Primary Care Center at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She completed her Certificate in Global Health and her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts with a focus on health disparities and early childhood obesity.

Stacy Chandna, MS, CIP

Stacy Chandna has been the Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Connecticut Children’s for the past three years. She earned her Master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and has experience in leading nutrition education and cooking skills workshops in New York City communities that are at-risk for developing obesity. Stacy is looking forward to continuing to address the obesity epidemic in Hartford through Kohl’s SCOR.

Lori DiPietro, MPH

Lori DiPietro joined Connecticut Children’s to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Kohl’s SCOR initiative. Lori comes to us from the Central Connecticut Health District where she designed and implemented health education programs serving residents of Berlin, Newington Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. She is also an active member of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. Lori earned her master’s degree in public health with a focus on health promotion from Southern Connecticut State University.

Nancy Trout, MD, MPH

Dr. Nancy Trout joined the Connecticut Children’s Primary Care Office in East Hartford in 2017, after working for 22 years in the Pediatric Ambulatory and Primary Care Center at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She completed her Certificate in Global Health and her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts with a focus on health disparities and early childhood obesity.

Stacy Chandna, MS, CIP

Stacy Chandna has been the Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Connecticut Children’s for the past three years. She earned her Master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and has experience in leading nutrition education and cooking skills workshops in New York City communities that are at-risk for developing obesity. Stacy is looking forward to continuing to address the obesity epidemic in Hartford through Kohl’s SCOR.

Lori DiPietro, MPH

Lori DiPietro joined Connecticut Children’s to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Kohl’s SCOR initiative. Lori comes to us from the Central Connecticut Health District where she designed and implemented health education programs serving residents of Berlin, Newington Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. She is also an active member of the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition. Lori earned her master’s degree in public health with a focus on health promotion from Southern Connecticut State University.