Childhood Obesity Resources
Visit the links listed below for additional information about childhood overweight and obesity.
CDC: Overweight and Obesity
A resource page by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013
A state-by-state compendium of obesity rates compiled by Trust for America’s Health
Mayo Clinic: Childhood Obesity
A resource page by the Mayo Clinic
Voices for Healthy Kids
American Heart Association in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Prevention and Intervention
The links below provide national resources that focus on the prevention of childhood obesity and/or intervention strategies.
National health promotion and disease prevention initiative developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Recommendations from the Office of the Surgeon General, revised in 2007
Evidence Based Policy and Environmental Change Strategies for Obesity Prevention: Strategies with National Consensus and Examples from the 50 States
2010 compendium of effective obesity prevention strategies being implemented across the country, compiled by ASSO with input from the Australia Department of Public Health
Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?
The Institute of Medicine’s 2006 follow-up to Health in the Balance
Strategic Plan for Obesity Research
Report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), updated plan scheduled to be available by December of 2010
Tools for Parents, Teachers, Students, and Community Leaders to Eliminate Childhood Obesity
Compiled by the American Public Health Association (APHA)