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 d…

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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

…dren 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 general condition, and overweight if we are speaking in medical terms or referring to data. If this doesn’t help answer…

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Policy Priorities

…as 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. Data would come from the mandated Child Health Examination form and be used for surveillance purposes. CLOCC will continue to lead advocacy efforts for this system within the state. Child-Serving Institutions C. Support Expansion of Chicago Physical Activity, Nutriti…

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References – Taking Summertime Seriously

…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), 10-15. Moreno, J. P., Johnston, C. A., & Woehler, D. (2013). Changes in weight over the school year and summer va…

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Making Connections: Ten Years of Unique Partnerships

…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 Chicago children ages 3 – 7 in December of 2003.  This release, which was front-page news in the city, alerted Chicag…

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Taking Summertime Seriously

…e 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 minority youth.2,4 Click to enlarge This figure (right), from Moreno and colleagues (2015), suggests that summerti…

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