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Adolescent and Childhood Obesity

USDA. FNS. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Collection of resources includes reports and studies from professional journals (published 2000 to present), information available on the World Wide Web, educational materials and contact information of related organizations.

USDA. Nutrition Evidence Library.

Two NEL systematic reviews were conducted to assess the relationship between energy density and body weight: one in adults and one in children and adolescents. Both reviews included studies published between 1980 and 2011.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

CDC BMI-for-age gender specific charts, with established percentile cutoff points to identify underweight and overweight in children.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Health and Medicine Division.

Provides recommended steps local governments can take in creating environments that make it easier for children to eat healthy diets and get more physical activity.

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Provides a one-stop, web-based catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. Includes data at local, state, and national levels on a range of variables.