Child Nutrition

General Information



MyPlate Kids Place for Parents & Educators

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Watch Webinars About Childhood Obesity Research

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.


Learn about Federal Child Nutrition Programs

USDA. NAL. FNIC. Healthy Meals Resource System.


Get Child Feeding Tips

USDA. NAL. FNIC. WIC Works Resource System.


Learn About Obesity in Children

DHHS. NIH. NLM. MedlinePlus.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Get Resource Lists Related to Child Nutrition and Obesity

USDA. ARS. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


Use MyPlate Kids Activities, Games, Videos and Songs

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Statistics


What is the Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Youth?

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.


Find Statistics for Overweight 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 High School Youth Health-Risk Behaviors

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Get data about youth exercise and eating behaviors from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.


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

Georgia State University and Southern Methodist University.

Report shows participation in multiple programs is unrelated to childhood obesity in low-income households. March 2012


Read "Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Childhood Obesity"

American Medical Association. Expert Committee

Read the paper (PDF | 1.1 MB).


Link Policies that Prevent Hunger and Childhood Obesity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Leadership for Healthy Communities.

Direct link to PDF (281KB). February 2012.


Read "Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth" (PDF | 2.20 MB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.