PROFESSIONALS

The resources in this section were selected to assist physicians, health educators and other health professionals in addressing childhood obesity, healthy eating and active living in their community.

Clinical Toolkits

Child & Adolescent Obesity Provider Toolkit
A comprehensive toolkit with office resources, billing and prevention codes, patient education resources, patient provider communication, and community intervention resources.

Physician Toolkits and Resources
Description: toolkits and resources for physicians that include a School Presentation Toolkit, Speaker’s Bureau Manual and various Power Point presentations.

Activity and Nutrition Child and Adolescent Healthcare Provider Toolkit
This Tool Kit is for healthcare providers treating youth in their practice.

Childhood Obesity Tools
A toolkit to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children who are at risk for being overweight, or are overweight. This toolkit provides basics tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent overweight and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for overweight.

Pediatric Healthy Weight Toolkit
A toolkit for health professionals focusing on how to help kids and teens develop healthy weight management skills, eating habits, and physical activity.

3 Steps to Initiate Discussion about Weight Management with your Patients
Tip for physicians about starting weight management conversations with patients.

A Childhood Obesity Resource Toolkit for Health Professionals
A toolkit of resources for health professionals dealing with childhood obesity.

Childhood and Adult Obesity Assessment and Treatment
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has identified and developed patient assessment and patient education materials to help jumpstart preventive health conversations.

Clinic Staff Tool Box/Job Aids for Helping Clients with Weight Management
This document lists and provides brief articles and user-friendly job aids that can help family planning clinic staff address weight management issues with patients.

In the Clinic Obesity – Clinic Tools
Easy-to-use tools and resources for adults about weight management and education.

Survival Guide for Managing Pediatric Obesity
A Toolkit and Resources for Pediatric Practice.

Talking with Patients about Weight Loss: Tips for Primary Care Professionals
A guide for health professionals providing information about talking with patients about weight loss.

Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Toolkit
A guidelines to aid pediatric practitioners in the prevention, early recognition, and clinical care of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese, with or without associated comorbid conditions.

 

Other Toolkits

The Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments
Tips and Tools from the Healthy Eating, Active Communities program that walks coalitions through the steps of the community change process to improve food and physical activity environments.

Changing the Scene: Improving the School Nutrition Environment
A toolkit of support materials for improving the school nutrition environment.

Commit to Fit!
Fit-Kit Communications Toolkit is a county-wide initiative focused on improving the practice of healthy behaviors. Your organization can help play a vital role in spreading the word about the importance of fitness activity and healthy living. The fit kit is designed to make it easy for you to share the Commit to Fit! story with your employees, members, patients, customers, students, and other key audiences.

Fighting Junk Food Marketing to Kids: A toolkit for Advocates
A toolkit for on fighting junk food marketing to kids at the local level.

Healthy Communities Tool Kit: How You Can Work Toward Creating Healthy Communities
A policy guide for public health practitioners and their partners about developing healthy communities through policy and environmental change.

Public Health Law & Policy: Economic Development and Redevelopment – Land Use and Health
This toolkit is designed for nutrition and other public health advocates who need additional resources, beyond zoning and general plan revisions, to improve the food access in low-income neighborhoods. It provides a fundamental, introductory understanding of the economic development and redevelopment tools available, their use, and how to effectively participate in decisions about their use.

We Can! Energize Your Community for Action: Toolkit for Action
This toolkit provides an overview of We Can! and how your community can become involved.

Community Toolbox from Kansas University
A list of toolkits for doing key activities in community work.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Living Research
a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low-income and high-risk racial/ethnic communities by supporting research to examine how environments and policies influence active living for children and their families.

Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Online Guide: Toolbox for Community Educators
The Toolbox Kit and was created so that you and other community educators can easily teach low-income adults about eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoying physical activity every day. Each item in the Toolbox was tested with the target community to make sure it is culturally appropriate.

Education Resources

3 Steps to Initiate Discussion about Weight Management with your Patients
Location:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/heart/obesity/aim_kit/steps.pdf
Description: Tip for physicians about starting weight management conversations with patients.

A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health
Location:http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/vpmessageguide20101029.pdf
Description: A

Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
Location:http://www.preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/id-267/127.html
Description: Addressing the Intersection provides an explanation of the inter-relationship between violence and healthy eating and activity.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Location:http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/PolicyDoc.pdf
Description: Nutrition advice for people age 2 years and older.

Healthy Planning Policies: A Compendium from California General Plans
Location:http://www.phlpnet.org/sites/phlpnet.org/files/Healthy_Planning_Policies_Compendium_FINAL_web_090925.pdf
Description: Innovative land use policies that promote health.

Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Overweight
Location: http://www.aap.org/obesity/about.html
Description: Health information about obesity and its severity and impact.

State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009 National Action Guide
Location:http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/downloads/NationalActionGuide2009.pdf
Description: Information on fruit and vegetable consumption and policy and environmental support nationally and by state.

Reports

Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
Location:http://www.preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/id-267/127.html
Description: Addressing the Intersection provides an explanation of the inter-relationship between violence and healthy eating and activity.

California Obesity Prevention Plan
Location: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/COPP/Documents/COPP-ObesityPreventionPlan-2010.pdf.pdf
Description: A roadmap for California’s Obesity Prevention efforts. The plan is a call to action for stakeholders to work together to improve the health of Californians emphasizing increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and breastfeeding, while decreasing consumption of energy dense foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and television viewing (screen time).

Changing You Habits: Steps to Better Health
Location:http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/Changing_Your_Habits.pdf
Description: This fact sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits. Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.
Children’s Food Environment State Indicator Report
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/ChildrensFoodEnvironment.pdf
Description: The 2011 Children’s Food Environment State Indicator Report highlights selected behaviors, environments, and policies that affect childhood obesity through support of healthy eating.

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
Location: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.pdf
Description: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Location:http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/PolicyDoc.pdf
Description: Nutrition advice for people age 2 years and older.

The Effect of Food and Beverage Prices on Children’s Weights
Location: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR118/ERR118.pdf
Description: This report explores the effect of food prices on children’s Body Mass Index (BMI) using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 and the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database.

 

F as in Fat 2010: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future
Location:http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/Obesity2010Report.pdf
Description: A report about the severity of obesity.

F as in Fat 2010 – New Report: Michigan Ranks Tenth Most Obese State in the Nation
Location:http://www.healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/release.php?stateid=MI
Description: A press release about the obesity rates in Michigan

Healthy Kids Healthy Communities: An Annotated Resource Guide for Healthy Eating and Community Design
Location:http://www.healthykidshealthycommunities.org/sites/default/files/HE_Resource_Guide_v1.pdf
Description: This annotated resource guide provides a listing of relevant
programs, organizations, tools and presentations intended to support healthy eating via
community design.

Healthy Planning Policies: A Compendium from California General Plans
Location:http://www.phlpnet.org/sites/phlpnet.org/files/Healthy_Planning_Policies_Compendium_FINAL_web_090925.pdf
Description: Innovative land use policies that promote health.

Model Local Wellness Policy
Location:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Policy_on_Welness_141434_7.pdf
Michigan State Board of Education
Description: Used to assist in the development of policies to promote campus wide environments where students are taught healthy eating and physical activity knowledge, skills, and values. A template and sample language for district policy writers in drafting a local policy that addresses the individual needs of the school district.

National Physical Activity Plan
Location:http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/NationalPhysicalActivityPlan.pdf
Description: A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.

An Open Food Revolution
Location: http://documents.openideo.net/open-food-revolution_llm_nw_low-res_spreads.pdf
Description: This book includes the processes and results of an open innovation challenge hosted by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and IDEO. The focus is on increasing kid’s awareness of foods so they can make healthier choices. This book includes sections on inspirations, enticing, regulating, family, education, play, integration, engagement, top 40 concepts, teacher and school district toolkits, along with an idea of how supermarkets can be a positive influence.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community
Location:http://www.convergencepartnership.org/atf/cf/%7B245A9B44-6DED-4ABD-A392-AE583809E350%7D/ConvergencePartnership_FoodAccess_final.pdf
Description: The paper outlines organizational practices and public policies to expand access to healthy foods in support of healthy eating and better overall health.

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide
Location:http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/community_strategies_guide.pdf
Description: An article providing 24 strategies and measurements to prevent obesity.

Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation
Location:http://www.letsmove.gov/sites/letsmove.gov/files/TaskForce_on_Childhood_Obesity_May2010_FullReport.pdf
Description: A comprehensive report establishing goals, benchmarks, and measurable outcomes that will help us tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Location:http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/breastfeeding/executivesummary.pdf
Description: A report outlining steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010
Location:http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/obesityvision/obesityvision2010.pdf
Description: The Surgeon General’s Report and call to action for a healthy America.

Why Adopt An Obesity Prevention Resolution?
Location:http://www.npachawaii.org/files/content/links/resources/obesityprevention_factsht_final_2010_01_20.pdf
Description: NPLAN’s model obesity prevention resolution is designed to help communities implement policies to address the obesity epidemic.  This fact sheet addresses the question, “Why Adopt an Obesity Prevention Resolution?” and explains how the resolution works and describes the types of policies it promotes.

Journal Articles

Snacking in Children: The Role of Urban Corner Stores
Location:http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/5/1293.full.pdf+html
Description: A journal article about the role of urban corner stores in children’s snacking.

 

Junk Food and Childhood Obesity

 

Batada, A., DrPH, Wootan, M.G., DSc. (2007). Nickelodeon Markets Nutrition-Poor Foods to Children.  Am J Prev Med, 33(1): 48-50.

Bhattacharyya, R., and Kohli, S. (2007).  Target Marketing to Children – The Ethical Aspect.  International Marketing Conference on Marketing & Society, 8-10 April, 2007, IIMK.

Bowman, S. A., Gortmaker, S. L., Ebbeling, C. B., Pereira, M. A., and Ludwig, D. S.  (2004). Children in a National Household Survey Effects of Fast-Food Consumption on Energy Intake and Diet Quality among Children in a National Household Survey. Pediatrics, 113(1):112-118

Brescoll, V. L., Kersh, R., and Brownell, K. D. (2008).  Assessing the Feasibility and Impact of Federal Childhood Obesity Policies. Academy of Political and Social The ANNALS of the American Science, 615:178-194.

Calvert, S. L.  (2008). Children as Consumers: Advertising and Marketing.  The future of Children, 18(1): 205-234.

Campbell, A. J. (2006). Restricting the Marketing of Junk Food to Children by Product Placement and Character Selling.  Retrieved on June 17, 2011, from www.ftc.gov/os/comments/foodmktgtokids-pra/526194-00014.pdf.

Candib, L. M. (2007). Obesity and Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations: Reflection on Proximal and Distal Causes. Ann Fam Med., 5:547-556

Caprio, S.  (2006).  Treating Child Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions.  The Future of Children, 16(1):209-224.

Caprio, S., MD, Daniels, S.R., MD,PhD, Drewnowski, A., PhD, Kaufman, F.R., MD, Palinkas, L.A., PhD, Rosenbloom, A.L., MD, and Schwimmer, J.B., MD.  (2008). Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Childhood Obesity: Implications for Prevention and Treatment: A consensus statement of Shaping America’s Health and the Obesity Society. Diabetes Care, 31(11):2211-2221.

Caraher, M., and Cowburn, G.  (2005).  Taxing food: implications for public health nutrition.  Public Health Nutrition, 8(8), 1242–1249.

Caroli, M., Argentieri, L., Cardone, M., and Masi, A.  (2004).  Role of television in childhood obesity prevention.  International Journal of Obesity, 28:S104–S108.

Currie, J., Stefano, D.V., Moretti,E., and Pathania, V.  (2010).  The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2(3)34–68.
Cawley, J.  (2010).  The Economics Of Childhood Obesity. Health Affairs, 29(3): 364371.
         
Davis, B., and Carpenter, C.  (2009).  Proximity of Fast-Food Restaurants to Schools and Adolescent Obesity.  American Journal of Public Health, 99(3): 505-510.

Galvez, M. P., Morland, K., Raines, C., Kobil, J., Siskind, J., Godbold, J., and Brenner, B.  (2007).  Race and food store availability in an inner-city neighbourhood.  Public Health Nutrition, 11(6): 624–631.

Gostin, L.O., JD. (2007). Law as a Tool to Facilitate Healthier Lifestyles and Prevent Obesity.    JAMA, 297(1):87-90.

Grier, S.A., Mensinger, J., Huang, S.H., Kumanyika, S.K., and Steller, N.  (2007). Fast-Food Marketing and Children’s Fast-Food Consumption: Exploring Parents’ Influences in an Ethnically Diverse Sample.  Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 26(2):221–235.

Harris, J. L., Pomeranz, J. L., Lobstein, T., and Brownell, K. D.  (2009). A Crisis in the Marketplace: How Food Marketing Contributes to Childhood Obesity and What Can Be Done.  Ann. Rev. Public Health, 30:211–25.

Harrison, K., PhD, and Marske, A.L., MA. (2005). Nutritional Content of Foods Advertised During the Television Programs Children Watch Most.  American Journal of Public Health, 95(9):1568-1574.

Huang, T.T., PhD, MPH, Drewnowski, A,  PhD; Kumanyika, S.K., PhD, MPH and ; Glass, T.A., PhD. (2009). A Systems-Oriented Multilevel Framework for Addressing Obesity in the 21st Century. Preventing Chronic Health Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, 6(3):1-10

Hawkes, C.  (2007).  Regulating Food Marketing to Young People Worldwide: Trends and Policy Drivers.  American Journal of Public Health, 97(11):1-12.

James, J., and Kerr, D.  (2005).  Prevention of childhood obesity by reducing soft drinks.   International Journal of Obesity, 29:S54–S57.

James, W. P. T.  (2008).  The epidemiology of obesity: the size of the problem.  Journal of Internal Medicine, 263:336–352.

Jeffery, R. W., Baxter, J., McGuire, M., and Linde, J. (2006). Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity?International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,3(2):1-6.
Jones, S. C.  (2010). Children’s magazines: reading resources or food marketing tools?  Public Health Nutrition, 13(3):393–399.

Jones, S., Mannino, N. L., and Green, J.  (2010). ‘Like me, want me, buy me, eat me’: relationship building marketing communications in children’s magazines. Public Health Nutrition, 13 (12):2111-2118.

Kelly, B. P., Bochynska, K., Kornman, K., and Chapman, K.  (2008). Internet food marketing on popular children’s websites and food product websites in Australia. Public Health Nutrition,11(11):1180-1187.

Kelly, B., Hattersley, L., Lesley, K., and Flood, V.  (2008).  Persuasive food marketing to children: use of cartoons and competitions in Australian commercial television advertisements. Health Promotion International, 239(4):337-344.

Kelly, B. P., Smith, B. J., King, L., Flood, V. M., and Bauman, A.  (2007).  Television food advertising to children: the extent and nature of exposure.  Public Health Nutrition, 10(11):1234–1240

Kennedy, N. (2008).  Stop in the Name of Public Policy: Limiting “Junk Food” Advertisements During Children’s Programming.  Retrieved on June 17, 2011, from http://commlaw.cua.edu/res/docs/10_Nicki.pdf.

Kumanyika, S, and Grier, S.  (2006).  Targeting Interventions for Ethnic Minority and Low-Income Populations.  The Future of Children, 16(1): 187-207.

Linn, S., and Novosat, C. L.  (2008). Calories for Sale: Food Marketing to Children in the Twenty-First Century.  The Annuals of the American Academy of Political and Social Scienc., 615:133- 155.

Ludwig, D.S., MD, PhD.  (2007). Childhood Obesity — The Shape of Things to Come.  N Engl. J of Med., 357:2325-2327.

Maziak, W., Ward, K.D., and Stockton, M.B.  (2007). Childhood obesity: are we missing the big picture?  Obesity Reviews, 9(1):1-8.

Morrill A. C., and Chinn C. (2004).  The obesity epidemic in the United States.  Public Health Policy – Public Health Advocacy Institute Special Section on Legal Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic, 25(3/4):10-23.

Molnar, A.  (2005).  School Commercialism and Adolescent Health. Adolesc. Med., 16:447-461.

Namie, J.  (2008, April 1).  The Power of Children over Household Food Consumption. Anthropology News.  Retrieved on August 15, 2011, from www.aaanet.org/pdf/upload/49-4-Joylin-Namie-In-Focus.pdf.
Nestle, M.  (2005).  Preventing Childhood Diabetes: The Need for Public Health Intervention.  American Journal of Public Health, 95(9): 1497-1499.

Neville, L., Thomas, M., and Bauman, A.  (2005). Food advertising on Australian television: the extent of children’s exposure. Health Promotion International, 20(2):105-112.

O’Donnell, S. I., Hoerr, S.L., Mendoza, J.A, and Goh, E. T. (2008) Nutrient quality of fast food kids meals.  Am J Clin Nutr., 88:1388 –95.

Palmer, E. L., and Sofio, L.  (2006). Food and Beverage Marketing to Children in School.  Retrieved on June 17, 2011, fromwww.llr.lls.edu/volumes/v39-issue1/docs/palmer.pdf

Piachaud, D.  (2007). Freedom to be a Child: Commercial Pressures on Children.  CASEpaper, 127.  Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Powell, L.M., PhD, Szczypka, G., BA, Chaloupka, F.J., PhD.  (2007). Exposure to Food Advertising on Television Among US Children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med., 161:553-560.

Rahman, T., MPH, Cushing, R. A., BA, and Jackson, R. J.  (2011). Contributions of Built Environment to Childhood Obesity.  Mount Sinai J. of Medicine, 78:49–57.

Robinson, T. N., MD, MPH, Borzekowski, D. L.G., EdD, Matheson, D. M., PhD, and Kraemer, H.C. (2007). Effects of Fast Food Branding on Young Children’s Taste Preferences. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.,161(8):792-797.

Sahud, H. B., Binns, H.J., Meadow, W.L., and Tanz, R.R. (2006). Marketing Fast Food: Impact of Fast Food Restaurants in Children’s Hospitals.  Pediatrics: 118, 2290-2297.

St-Onge, M. P., Keller, K. L., and Heymsfield, S. B.  (2003).  Changes in childhood food consumption patterns: a cause for concern in light of increasing body weights.  Am J Clin Nutr., 78:1068 –73.

Story, M., and French, S.  (2004). Food Advertising and Marketing Directed at Children and Adolescents in the US. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 1(3):1-17.

Tandon, P. S., Wright, J., Zhou, C., Rogers, C.B., and Christakis, D.  (2010). Nutrition Menu Labeling May Lead to Lower-Calorie Restaurant Meal Choices for Children.  Pediatrics, 125:244-248.

Thomas R. Frieden, T.R., Dietz, W., and Collins, J.  (2010).  Reducing Childhood Obesity Through Policy Change: Acting Now To Prevent Obesity.  Health Affairs, 29(3):357363.
Veerman, J. L., Van Beeck, E. F., Barendregt, J. J., and Mackenbach, J. P.  (2009). By how much would limiting TV food advertising reduce childhood obesity?  European Journal of Public Health, 19(4):365–369.

Wiecha, J. L., Peterson, K. E., Ludwig ,D. S., Kim, J., Sobol, A., and Gortmaker, S. L.  (2006). When Children Eat What They Watch Impact of Television Viewing on Dietary Intake in Youth.  Arch Pediatr. Adolesc Med., 160:436-442.

Young, L.R., and Nestle, M.  (2007).  Portion Sizes and Obesity: Responses of Fast-Food Companies.  Journal of Public Health Policy, 28:238–248.

 

Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity

 

Anderson, P. M.  (n.d.).  Childhood Obesity: Trends and Potential Causes.  Retrieved on August 17, 2011, fromhttp://www.dartmouth.edu/~pmaweb/FOCrevisionFinal.pdf

Arenz1, S., Ruckerl, R., Koletzko, B., and von Kries, R.  (2004).  Breast-feeding and childhood obesityFa systematic review. International Journal of Obesity, 28:1247–1256

Caprio, S., MD, Daniels, S.R., MD,PhD, Drewnowski, A., PhD, Kaufman, F.R., MD, Palinkas, L.A., PhD, Rosenbloom, A.L., MD, and Schwimmer, J.B., MD.  (2008). Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Childhood Obesity: Implications for Prevention and Treatment: A consensus statement of Shaping America’s Health and the Obesity Society. Diabetes Care, 31(11):2211-2221.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2010). Breastfeeding Report Card- United Stated 2010. Retrieved on June 15, 2011, fromwww.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/BreastfeedingReportCard2010.pdf  –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2011).  Self-Reported Influenza-Like Illness During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic — United States, September 2009–March 2010.  MMWR weekly.   Retrieved on June 17, 2011, fromwww.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6002.pdf.

Chung, M., MPH, Raman, G., MD, Trikalinos, T., PhD, Lau, J., MD, and Ip, S., MD.  (2008). Interventions in Primary Care to Promote Breastfeeding: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.  Annuals of Internal Medicine, 149(8):565-582.

Clark, H.R., Goyder, E., Bissell, P., Blank, L., and Peters, J.  (2007).  How do parents’ child-feeding behaviors influence child weight? Implications for childhood obesity policyJ of Pub Health,29(2):132–141.

Davis, M.M., Gance-Cleveland, B., Hassink, S., Johnson, R., Paradis, G., and Resnicow, K.  (2007).  Recommendations for Prevention of Childhood Obesity.  Pediatrics, 120:S229-S254.

Dennison, B .A., Edmunds, L.S., Stratton, H.H., and Pruzek, R.M.  (2006).  Rapid Infant Weight Gain Predicts Childhood Overweight .  Obesity, 14(3):491-499.

Gerberding, J.L., and Marks, J.S.  (2004). Making America Fit and Trim—Steps Big and Small. Am J. of Pub. Health, 94(9):1478-1479.

Gillman, M.W., Rifas-Shiman, S., Kleinman, K., Oken, E., Rich-Edwards, J.W., and Taveras, E.M.  (2008). Developmental Origins of Childhood Overweight: Potential Public Health Impact.  Obesity, 16(7):1651–1656.

Grummer-Strawn, L.M., and Mei, Z.  (2004). Does Breastfeeding Protect Against Pediatric Overweight?  Analysis of Longitudinal Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System.  Pediatrics, 113(2):81-86.

Harder, T., Bergmann, R., Kallischnigg, G., and Plagemann, A.  (2005) Duration of Breastfeeding and Risk of Overweight: A Meta-Analysis.  Am J of Epidemiology, 162(5):397-403.

Li, R., Darling, N., Maurice, E., Barker, L., and Grummer-Strawn, L. M.  (2005). Breastfeeding Rates in the United States by Characteristics of the Child, Mother, or Family: The 2002 National Immunization Survey.  Pediatrics, 115(1): e31-e37 J

Mayer, E.J., PhD, Rifas-Shiman, S.L., MPH, Zhou, L, MS, Hu, F.B., MD, PhD, Colditz, G.A., MD, DRPH, and Gillman, M.W. MD, SM.  (2006).  Breast-Feeding and Risk for Childhood Obesity: Does maternal diabetes or obesity status matter?  Diabetes Care, 29(10):2231-2237.

Owen, C.G., Martin, R.M., Whincup, P.H., Smith, G.D., and Cook, C.G.  (2005). Effect of Infant Feeding on the Risk of Obesity Across the Life Course: A Quantitative Review of Published Evidence.  Pediatrics, 115(5):1367-1377.

Ruckinger, S., and von Kries, R.  (2009).  Breastfeeding and reduced risk of childhood obesity: will randomized trials on breastfeeding promotion give the definite answer?  Am. J. of Clin. Nutr, 89(2):653-655

Ryan, A.S.  (2007). Breastfeeding and the Risk of Childhood Obesity.  Coll. Antropol., 31(1):19–28.

Singhal, A., and Lanigan, J.  (2007). Breastfeeding, early growth and later obesity. Obesity Reviews, 8(1):51–54.

World Health Organization [WHO].  (2007). Evidence on the long-term effects of breastfeeding: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES.  Retrieved on June 15, 2011, fromhttp://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241595230_eng.pdf

For Professionals

Childhood Obesity
This brochure describes childhood overweight and obesity as well as the factors that contribute to this condition.  Tips are also provided on how to reduce overweight and obesity.

Resource Guide
This brochure provides a wealth of resources related to childhood overweight and obesity that range from increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to working to creating policies that foster the creation of a healthier community.

BMI Basics for Professionals
This fact sheet describes Body Mass Index (BMI) and its related measurements.

Healthy Lifestyle Goal Setting Worksheet
This worksheet can be used to help families and health care providers talk about the steps needed to move toward a healthier lifestyle.

5-2-1-0
This brochure provides information on using 5-2-1-0 to prevent childhood overweight and obesity.

Childhood Obesity & Food Advertising
This fact sheet provides information on how food advertising contributes to the number of children that become overweight and obese.  It also describes the health consequences of obesity.

 

California Obesity Prevention Plan
Location: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/COPP/Documents/COPP-ObesityPreventionPlan-2010.pdf.pdf
Description: A roadmap for California’s Obesity Prevention efforts. The plan is a call to action for stakeholders to work together to improve the health of Californians emphasizing increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and breastfeeding, while decreasing consumption of energy dense foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and television viewing (screen time).

Model Local Wellness Policy
Location:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Policy_on_Welness_141434_7.pdf
Description: A template and sample language for district policy writers in drafting a local policy that addresses the individual needs of the school district.

Periodic Surveys of Fellows Executive Summary
Location:http://www.aap.org/research/periodicsurvey/PS65%20exsum%20Obesityx.pdf
Description: The Periodic Survey of Fellows gathers data on current topics in pediatrics for the purpose of informing policy, developing new initiatives, or modifying or evaluating existing projects. The survey also collects demographic information and practice characteristics on United States non-retired members.

Prevention Institute
Location: http://www.preventioninstitute.org/
Description: The Prevention Institute serves as a focal point for primary prevention practice through promoting policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts that improve health and quality of life. Committed to preventing illness and injury, fostering health and social equity, and building momentum for community prevention as an integral component of a quality health system, the Prevention Institute synthesizes research and practice; develops prevention tools and frameworks; helps design and guide interdisciplinary partnerships; and conducts training and strategic consultation with government, foundations, and community-based organizations nationwide and internationally.

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5807a1.htm
Description: An article providing 24 strategies and measurements to prevent obesity.

Commit to Fit!
Fit-Kit Communications Toolkit
Location: www.commit-2-fit.org
Commit to Fit! is a county-wide initiative focused on improving the practice of healthy behaviors. Your organization can help play a vital role in spreading the word about the importance of fitness activity and healthy living. The fit kit is designed to make it easy for you to share the Commit to Fit! story with your employees, members, patients, customers, students, and other key audiences.

Active Living by Design
Location: http://www.activelivingbydesign.com/
Description: Active Living by Design creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating.

After School Physical Activity Website
Location: http://www.afterschoolpa.com/base.html
Description: Physical activities and games to serve as after school activities for children grades 4-8.

California Center for Civic Participation
Location: http://californiacenter.org/
Description: An organization focused on supporting young people in learning about, responding to, and acting in the political process.

California Convergence
Location: http://www.californiaconvergence.org/
Description: California Convergence is a collective voice for policy and systems change to create health equity in neighborhoods through improved environments for healthy eating and physical activity.

The California Endowment
Location: http://www.calendow.org/
Description: The California Endowment’s mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

California Project LEAN
Location: http://www.californiaprojectlean.org/
Description: California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute.  California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. California Project LEAN is centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.

CANFIT
Location: http://canfit.org/downloads/
Description: A program that seeks to build community leadership and stimulate change through community partnerships. Included is a list of youth programs relating to nutrition, physical activity, and policy.

Center for Collaborative Planning
Location: http://www.connectccp.org/
Description: The Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) promotes health and social justice by providing training and technical assistance and by connecting people and resources.

Changing the Scene: Improving the School Nutrition Environment
Location:http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/support.pdf#xml=http://65.216.150.153/texis/search/pdfhi.txt?query=Improving+School+Nutrition+Environments&pr=FNS&prox=page&rorder=500&rprox=500&rdfreq=500&rwfreq=500&rlead=500&rdepth=0&sufs=0&order=r&cq=&id=4d9d12101a
Description: A toolkit of support materials for improving the school nutrition environment.

Common Sense Media
Location: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Description: Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Fighting Junk Food Marketing to Kids: A toolkit for Advocates
Location: http://www.bmsg.org/pdfs/BMSG_Junk_Food_toolkit.pdf
Description: A toolkit for on fighting junk food marketing to kids at the local level.

The Food Trust
Location: http://www.thefoodtrust.org/
Description: The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.

The Forum for Youth Investment
Location: http://forumfyi.org/
Description: The Forum for Youth Investment is dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for the world by age 21. The Forum combines innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. Moreover, provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.

Marin Institute
Location: http://www.marininstitute.org/site/resources/20-tool-kits/66-community-organizing-action-pack-.html?showall=1
Description: A guide to community organizing.

National Youth Employment Coalition
Location: http://www.nyec.org/
Description: The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) is a national membership network that improves the effectiveness of organizations that seek to help youth become productive citizens.

Network for a Healthy California
Location: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CPNS/Pages/default.aspx
Description: The Network represents a statewide movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity.

Opening School Grounds to the Community After Hours
Location:http://www.phlpnet.org/sites/phlpnet.org/files/Joint_Use_Toolkit_FINAL_web_2010.01.28.pdf
Description: A Toolkit for Increasing Physical Activity Through Joint Use Agreements

The Roadmap to Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments
Location:http://www.healthyeatingactivecommunities.org/downloads/HEAC_Roadmap.pdf
Description: Tips and Tools from the Healthy Eating, Active Communities program that walks coalitions through the steps of the community change process to improve food and physical activity environments.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Active Living Research
Location: http://www.activelivingresearch.org/
Description: a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low-income and high-risk racial/ethnic communities by supporting research to examine how environments and policies influence active living for children and their families.

Sierra Health Foundation
Location: http://www.sierrahealth.org/
Description: Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. Sierra Health is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grant-making.

Strategic Alliance
Location: http://preventioninstitute.org/strategic-alliance
Description: The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments serve as a hub for cutting-edge policies aimed at improving eating and activity opportunities for all Californians. As a network of advocates informed by community wisdom and experience, the Strategic Alliance shifts the public debate on eating and physical activity away from a primary focus on personal responsibility to shine a light on the role that corporate and government practices have on the food and activity environments where people live, work, play and learn.

The Trust for Public Land
Location: http://www.tpl.org/
Description: The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places. The Trust for Public Land works from the inner city to the wilderness, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Youth in Focus
Location: http://youthinfocus.org/
Description: Youth in Focus is an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills.

Youth Leadership Institute
Location: http://www.yli.org/
Description: The focus of the Youth Leadership Institute is to teach communities to invest in developing youth, and training youth to inspire their communities by being advocates for change.

Resources for the Consumer
Description: Nutrition policy resources are available through CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), including a database of summaries of state legislative bills related to nutrition and physical activity from 2001 to present.
Location: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/policy/nutrition.html

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community
Location:http://www.convergencepartnership.org/atf/cf/%7B245A9B44-6DED-4ABD-A392-AE583809E350%7D/ConvergencePartnership_FoodAccess_final.pdf
Description: The paper outlines organizational practices and public policies to expand access to healthy foods in support of healthy eating and better overall health.