Adolescent and Childhood Obesity

Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Selected by a FNIC registered dietitian, a review of the best Web resources that help kids avoid obesity by encouraging healthy habits and behaviors.


Catalogue of Surveillance Systems (Childhood Obesity Research)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Provides a one-stop, web-based catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. Includes data at local, state, and national levels on a range of variables.


Measures Registry (Childhood Obesity Research)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

For public health researchers, a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures (or tools) relevant to childhood obesity research to promote the consistent use of common measures and research methods.


Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Nutrition.

Policy statement.


Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Institute of Medicine. National Research Council of the National Academies.

Provides recommended steps local governments can take in creating environments that make it easier for children to eat healthy diets and get more physical activity. Read the full report online.


2000 CDC Growth Charts: United States

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.


BMI for Children and Teens

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

CDC BMI-for-age gender specific charts, with established percentile cutoff points to identify underweight and overweight in children.


Overweight Children and Youth

Child Trends DataBank.

Also available in PDF|330 KB.


Childhood Obesity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

A national organization committed to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by the year 2015 through public policy changes that create healthier environments in schools and communities. Site offers links to best practices, news, and other tools.


Childhood Obesity: A Lifelong Threat to Health (PDF | 713 KB)

Georgetown University. Center on an Aging Society.


Fact Sheets on Children and Weight

University of California Berkeley. College of Natural Resources. Center for Weight and Health.


MCH Library Knowledge Path: Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Georgetown University. Maternal and Child Health Library.

Components of this knowledge path include links to Web sites, electronic publications, databases, and discussion groups related to the topic of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.


Childhood Obesity Reports and Studies

USDA. NAL. FNIC. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Collection of resources includes reports and studies from professional journals (published 2000 to present), information available on the World Wide Web, educational materials and contact information of related organizations.


Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators and Researchers (PDF | 163KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Compilation of articles from professional journals and also includes consumer education materials and information available online.


Childhood Adiposity - Systematic Reviews

USDA. Nutrition Evidence Library.

Evidence based systematic reviews on childhood adiposity and relationships with energy intake/density of various foods and beverages.


Overweight Children, Is Parental Knowledge a Factor? (PDF | 86 KB)

USDA. Economic Research Service. Food Review.


Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (PDF | 285 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Includes resources for children and adolescents.


Prevention of Childhood Overweight -- What Should Be Done? (PDF | 621 KB)

University of California Berkeley. College of Natural Resources. Center for Weight and Health.

2001 Position paper.


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

A collaboration among CDC, NIH, USDA, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aimed at accelerating research progress to stop and reverse childhood obesity in America.


Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Obesity and Physical Activity Issue

American Medical Association. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Table of contents from August 2003 issue devoted to obesity. Covers behavioral and mental health issues as well as prevalence and treatment issues. Abstracts available; subscription or purchase necessary for full text.


Promotion of Healthy Weight-Control Practices in Young Athletes

American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

Policy statement.