March 6, 2009
This article provides a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between environmental and community factors and childhood obesity. While these factors are thought to contribute to childhood obesity, the nature of the relationship is not well understood.
May 1, 2009
A guide for local and state leaders working to create healthy communities and prevent childhood obesity.
December 1, 2008
The Society of Behavioral Medicine identified childhood obesity as a special focus of its 2007 annual meeting in Washington D.C. The meeting and its activities had a general goal of identifying the causes of obesity from a social and ecological perspective.
March 5, 2004
States continue to press forward in their crusade to curb obesity rates, particularly among children. Similar to past years, the main focus for both federal and state lawmakers remains within the school system. Because overweight children and adoles ...
January 10, 2014
Program Results Report
The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and two strategic partners trained health care professionals in the South and Southwest as community advocates to prevent childhood obesity and developed online training materials.
June 1, 2013
This study looked at the nutritional quality of menu offerings at eight fast-food restaurant chains over 14 years.
April 14, 2014
Research led by alumnae of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers new insights into the development of kidney problems among young adults, even those who show no symptoms.
April 10, 2014
New Public Health
Future of Public Health is an ongoing series focused on the emerging faces in the world of public health. We spoke with Erin Yastrow, a BSPH candidate at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
March 3, 2014
After decades of unrelenting increases in rates of childhood obesity, we're finally beginning to see rates decline in some places. This pages includes visual representation of progress across the country, and profiles of places leading the way.
February 28, 2014
Culture of Health
Recent signs of progress in the effort to turn back the tide of childhood obesity is taking us to a place we weren’t sure we’d see―one where a healthy environment is the norm.