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Adolescent and Childhood Obesity

DHHS. CDC. Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, Overweight and Obesity

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) protects the health of Americans at every stage of life by encouraging regular physical activity, good nutrition, and preventing adult 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.

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.