Post an Event

Post an Event Do you have an event you would like to post to our events calendar? Use the form below to submit a one-time only event that promotes childhood obesity prevention: nutrition and health awareness, physical activity promotion, or meetings and conferences. Please note that submissions must be approved by a CLOCC administrator before your event is posted to the events calendar. Your Contact Information (Contact information will NOT be…

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5-4-3-2-1 Go! Materials

5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Materials About the materials you are requesting to download and use: 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® is trademarked and copyrighted by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. By completing these questions, you are licensing the use of the tool/message for you and/or your organization. Are you a non-profit organization (501c3)?* Yes No Are you a medical practice?* Yes No Is your parent company a for-profit company?* Yes No…

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Post a Job

Post a Job Do you have a position that you need filled? Use the form below to submit available job opportunities and connect with eligible candidates. Please note that submissions must be approved by a CLOCC administrator before your position is posted to the site. Job openings will be displayed for 30 days after approval. If the job opening has been filled during this time or you would like an extension after 30 days have expired, please email…

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Childhood Obesity FAQs

…ed clinical term. This is similar to “high blood pressure” (common term) and “hypertension” (clinical term). Children under 18 years old are defined clinically as overweight if they are above the 95th percentile of body mass index (BMI) for their age and gender. Children are at risk for overweight if their BMI percentile falls between the 85th and 95th percentiles for their age and gender. We use the term obesity if we are referring to the…

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Taking Summertime Seriously

…level of resources that is provided during the school year.3 A recent study indicated that weight gain during the elementary school years occurs primarily during the short span of summer break.4 Indeed, children’s body mass index (BMI) in that study decreased by 1.5 percentile points during the school year, only to increase by 5.2 percentile points over the summer months.4 This accelerated weight gain during the summer is most pronounced among…

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Policy Priorities

…of this nature can help direct resources to areas and population groups that need them most. Since 2004, CLOCC has been advocating for a statewide child health examination surveillance system (CHESS) that includes body mass index (BMI) data to monitor childhood overweight/obesity in the State, using data from the mandated Child Health Examination form. Since 2011, the Chicago Department of Public Health and Chicago Public Schools have been…

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References – Taking Summertime Seriously

…d States, 2011-2012. Journal of the American Medical Association, 311(8), 806-814. von Hippel, P. T., Powell, B., Downey, D. B., & Rowland, N. J. (2007). The effect of school on overweight in childhood: gain in body mass index during the school year and during summer vacation. American Journal of Public Health, 97(4), 696-702. Entwisle, D. R., Alexander, K. L., & Olson, L. S. (2001). Keep the faucet flowing. American Educator, 25(3),…

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Evaluation Work Highlights Health Benefits at Chicago Children’s Museum

…te physical activity for children visitors. Children ages 3 to 8 were given accelerometers (motion-detecting devices) to wear during their museum visit and had their height and weight measured in order to calculate body mass index (BMI). Adults accompanying the participating children were asked to complete a survey that included demographics, family background and exhibits visited. Data analyzed included the average percentage and minutes that…

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Making Connections: Ten Years of Unique Partnerships

…ical activity and create daily opportunities for them to practice healthy behaviors. Our partnership with Chicago Public Schools extends all the way back to 2003, when we worked with school nurses to gather student body mass index (BMI) data using the Illinois Child Health Examination Forms submitted by every child at school entry. This project led to a significant event in CLOCC’s history – the release of the first-ever prevalence data for…

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