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Prevention and Intervention

National resources that focus on the prevention of childhood obesity and/or intervention strategies.

Evidence Based Policy and Environmental Change Strategies for Obesity Prevention: Strategies with National Consensus and Examples from the
50 States

2010 compendium of effective obesity prevention strategies being implemented across the country, compiled by CLOCC with input from the Chicago Department of Public Health

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance
2004 report by the Institute of Medicine

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?
The Institute of Medicine's 2006 follow-up to Health in the Balance

Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Recommendations from the Office of the Surgeon General, revised in 2007

Strategic Plan for Obesity Research
Report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), updated plan scheduled to be available December of 2010

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
2005 recommendations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Bright Futures
National health promotion and disease prevention initiative developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Tools for Parents, Teachers, Students, and Community Leaders to Eliminate Childhood Obesity
Compiled by the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Resource Materials
Downloadable materials that focus on prevention and management of childhood obesity


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