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Resource materials

The following section consists of commercially available materials focusing on issues relevant to the prevention and management of pediatric overweight. The products were selected as the best available from catalog and internet reviews and from visits to Chicago-area pediatric practices. This directory represents a small portion of all of the materials available online.

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Feeding your 1 to 5 year old

Directed to: Parents
Message: Takes parents through the steps of building healthy eating habits for their children
Language: English
Size: Booklet 5.5" x 8.5" (16 pages)
Pros: Breaks down the roles of the parents and those of the child. Provides important information for starting healthy habits in children
Source: Greenville Printing Company
Cost: $0.45/brochure, must order at least 100
Contact Info: 1-616-754-5688

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Is Breastfeeding Right for Me?

Directed to: Parents
Message: Encourages breast-feeding and addresses women’s common concerns
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Tri-fold Pamphlet
Pros: Straightforward information in an easy to understand manner related to an important topic
Source: Noodle Soup (formerly The Learning Curve)
Cost: 1-49 = $.24/brochure, 50-90 = $.21/brochure, 100-499 = $.19/brochure, 500-999 = $.17/brochure, 1000+ = $.15/brochure
Contact Info: 1-216-881-5151 or www.noodlesoup.com

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Start Healthy: The guide to teaching your little one good eating habits

Directed to: Parents
Message: Gives six tips to start healthy habits early in a child’s life
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Four-fold Brochure
Pros: Attractive, great pictures and wonderful messages arranged in enticing format
Source: Gerber
Cost: Free
Contact Info: 1-800-595-0324

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A Guide for Feeding Your Baby

Directed to: Parents
Message: Discusses feeding tips for the first year along with growth stages
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Two-fold Pamphlet
Pros: Delivers message in a concise, easy to understand style
Source: Illinois Department of Human Services
Cost: Up to 100 Free
Contact Info: Melissa Cabilla 1-217-782-2166

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Growing Up Healthy: Fat, Cholesterol, and More

Directed to: Parents
Message: Childhood is the best time to start cutting back on fat intake; children should be encouraged to make low-fat choices by age 5
Language: English
Size: Booklet (9" x 4", 6 pages)
Pros: Provides a list of low-fat options for the entire family, and emphasizes the importance of a variety of food groups for children
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Cost: $18/50 for AAP members, $20/50 for non-members
Contact Info: www.aap.org; 1-888-227-1770

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What’s to Eat? Healthy foods for hungry children

Directed to: Parents
Message: Lots of breakfast through dinner healthy food suggestions and tips for parents who find feeding their kids to be a challenging task
Language: English
Size: Booklet (9" x 4", 6 pages)
Pros: Specific ideas on cereal choices, brown bag food safety, dealing with picky eaters, and microwave magic!
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Cost: Download and print for free through: http://www.goodpeds.com/getdbfile.asp?id=53
Hard copy: $18/50 for AAP members, $20/50 for non-members
Contact Info: www.aap.org; 1-888-227-1770

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Nutritious Nibbles: Our guide to healthy snacking

Directed to: Parents
Message: Snacks are a natural part of eating and can be both healthy and tasty
Language: English
Size: Booklet 8.5" x 4" (13 pages)
Pros: Provides multiple easy recipes for nutritious “nibbles” that are especially suitable for growing children, as well as resources for other recipe ideas
Source: American Heart Association
Cost: $22 for 50
Contact Info: www.aha.channing-bete.com
item # 50-1477

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Walking for Fitness: Safe Aerobic Exercise for Everyone

Directed to: Parents, teens, and preteens
Message: Walking is a safe and convenient way to get fit and stay fit
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Booklet 8.5" x11" (7 pages)
Pros: Stresses the benefits of walking in all age groups and includes helpful instructions on how to start a walking program
Source: Krames Health and Safety Education
Cost: $1.35/booklet
Contact Info: www.krames.com
1-800-333-3032
item # 11339 (English); # 11340 (Spanish)

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Healthy Kids. Healthy Families.

Directed to: Parents
Message: Encourages physical activity for the entire family
Language: English, Spanish
Size: 3-fold Pamphlet (8.5" x 4" that unfolds to 8.5" x 12")
Pros: Stresses the importance of family involvement and parental role-modeling in raising healthy children
Source: CDC
Cost: View and print for free through www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/physicalactivity; hardcopy also free
Contact Info: Visit above website or call 1-888-231-6405.

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You, Your Child and Exercise

Directed to: Parents
Message: Parents can do a lot to help their children get enough exercise and enjoy overall fitness
Language: English
Size: Booklet (8" x 5.5", 15 pages)
Pros: Stresses the importance of parents’ own positive attitude and actions for role-modeling their children’s level of exercise. Gives plenty of examples for family-oriented exercise options
Source: Channing-Bete Company
Cost: <100 = $1.15/brochure, 100-499 = $.89/brochure, 500-999 = $.79/brochure
Contact Info: www.channing-bete.com 1-800-628-7733
item # 20156

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Healthy Weight: Obesity prevention for you and your family

Directed to: Parents
Message: Obesity is a serious health risk, but there are many ways to prevent it for the whole family
Language: English, Spanish
Size: 4-fold Pamphlet (8" x 3.5" that unfolds to 8" x 14")
Pros: Outlines the risks of obesity and tips for prevention through diet and exercise. Also provides answers to some frequently asked questions about obesity
Source: Channing-Bete Company
Cost: <100 = $1.15/brochure, 100-499 = $.89/brochure, 500-999 = $.79/brochure
Contact Info: www.channing-bete.com 1-800-628-7733
item PS33148 (English); PS33389 (Spanish)

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99 Tips for Family Fitness Fun

Directed to: Parents and families
Message: How to make simple changes to incorporate more physical activity into the daily lives of you and your family
Language: English
Size: Booklet (9" x 4", 16 pages)
Pros: Fun fitness tips are organized into various aspects of family life including home, kitchen, school, work, outdoors, neighborhood and community, etc
Source: National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)
Cost: <50 = $.50/copy, 50-200 = $.40/copy, for >200 contact corporate headquarter below
Contact Info: www.aahperd.org/naspe/
1-800-321-0789 corporate headquarters
1-800-213-7193 x 410

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Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan: Helping Your Child – Tips for Parents

Directed to: Parents
Message: Information on how parents can take an active role in helping their children and family learn healthy eating and physical activity habits
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Booklet (8.5" x5.5", 20 pages)
Pros: Organized in easy-to-read question and answer format, and includes section on tips for parents whose children are already overweight. Additionally provides an extensive list of resources and websites for parents
Source: Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
Cost: Free printing from website win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/child.htm;
first 25 copies=free, 26-99=$20, 100-249=$30, 250-500=$60
Contact Info: www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm
1-877-946-4627

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Energize Yourself and Your Family

Directed to: Parents
Message: Tips on how to get moving, how to prepare healthy, tasty meals, and how to eat right when you’re on the go
Language: English
Size: Booklet (8.5" x 5.5", 14 pages)
Pros: Attractive, easy-to-read booklet with a wealth of information and a strong focus on healthy eating. Provides nutrition resources tailored for African-Americans
Source: Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
Cost: Free printing from website win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/energize.htm;
first 25 copies=free, 26-99=$20, 100-249=$30, 250-500=$60
Contact Info: win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/energize.htm
1-877-946-4627

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Take Charge of Your Health: A teenager’s guide to better health

Directed to: Teens
Message: Teens have the ability to make their own choices to improve their own diet and physical fitness
Language: English
Size: Booklet (8.5" x 5.5", 16 pages)
Pros: Great general introduction to the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in maintaining a healthy body and body image, written in language and format appealing to teens
Source: Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
Cost: Free printing from website win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm;
first 25 copies=free, 26-99=$20, 100-249=$30, 250-500=$60
Contact Info: win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm
1-877-946-4627

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Children and Weight: What families can do

Directed to: Healthcare providers
Message: Healthcare professionals can educate children and their families about the problems associated with obesity, and use this booklet to help provide ways to help their children grow into their appropriate weight
Language: English and Spanish
Size: Booklet (8.5" x 11", 20 pages—flipchart format)
Pros: Written in both English and Spanish and accompanied by detailed illustrations. Emphasizes love and acceptance of children. Clinicians can utilize the flipchart format to help educate the entire family
Source: County of Riverside Health Services Agency, Department of Public Health, Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program
Cost: Free samples available through contact below
Contact Info: Neda Movahed, M.P.H.
CHDP Health Educator
800.346.6520
nmovahed@co.riverside.ca.us
www.rivcoph.org/cms/chdp.htm

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Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids: A Nutrition and Activity Guide for Parents

Directed to: Parents
Message: Overweight children and their families can take the actions necessary to achieve and maintain healthy weight levels by adopting a healthier lifestyle as outlined in this booklet
Language: English, Spanish
Size: Booklet (6" x 7")
Pros: Great overview of the issues to be addressed by parents and families with overweight children. Beautifully illustrated and with lots of encouraging tips for parents
Source: American Dietetic Association and WellPoint
Cost: View and print for free at www.wellpoint.com/healthy_parenting/index.html; hardcopy $11.75 for 25 booklets
Contact Info: www.wellpoint.com or 1-800-794-0070 x245

 


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