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Background

There are many sources of information about the national epidemic of childhood obesity. Here is a good place to start.

Understanding Childhood Obesity
American Heart Association in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Overweight and Obesity
A resource page by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

F As In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010
A state-by-state compendium of obesity rates compiled by Trust for America's Health

Childhood Obesity
A resource page by the Mayo Clinic

FAQ
Answers to general questions about childhood obesity and CLOCC

Click here for specific information about childhood obesity in Chicago

Click here for journal articles written/co-written by CLOCC staff

 

 


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