Childhood Overweight

General Information

Is My Child a Healthy Weight?

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Learn about childhood overweight and underweight, body image, dieting, and family approaches to preventing childhood weight problems.

Watch Webinars About Childhood Obesity Research

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition

DHHS. National Institutes of Health. We Can!

Learn About Obesity in Children

DHHS. NIH. NLM. MedlinePlus.

Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Get a List of Resources About Childhood Obesity (PDF | 210KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Help Your Overweight Child

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Learn about obesity risk factors, assessment, and ways to help your child develop a good attitude about eating. Updated January 2012.

Help Reverse Childhood Obesity in Families, Schools and Communities (PDF | 860KB)

Pennsylvania State University; Pennsylvania Department of Education. Project PA.


What is the Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Youth?

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

How Common is Obesity in Children?

American Heart Association.

Find a Childhood Obesity Surveillance System

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Find data at the local, state, and national levels on a range of variables.

Get the Statistics on Youth Health-Risk Behaviors

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Find out how many youth don't get enough exercise and have unhealthy eating behaviors from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.

Online Calculators, Games, and Tutorials

Calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) Percentile for Children and Teens

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Do Children Who Participate in Multiple Federal Nutrition Programs Weigh More? (PDF | 629 KB)

Georgia State University and Southern Methodist University.

Read the report that shows participation in multiple programs is unrelated to childhood obesity in low-income households. March 2012

Assess and Prevent Pediatric Obesity (PDF | 63.4 KB)

American Medical Association. Expert Committee

Read the paper (PDF | 1.1 MB).

Which Policies Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leadership for Helathy Communities.

Read this news brief for ideas about policies that can reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Direct link to PDF (281KB). February 2012.

Are Youth Becoming More Physically Active? (PDF | 2.20 MB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Read strategies to increase physical activity in youth across a variety of settings. March 2013.