September 1, 2009
Schools initiating BMI-measurement programs should adhere to safeguards to minimize potential harms and maximize benefits, establish a safe and supportive environment for students of all body sizes, and implement science-based strategies to promote physical activity and healthy eating.
July 28, 2009
Landmark study pinpoints the shortcomings, poor enforcement of nutrition and activity guidelines.
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 ...
October 9, 2013
Culture of Health
Design thinking can influence human behavior around choices related to diet and physical activity.
February 24, 2013
Kansas City Study: Parks in Lower-Income Neighborhoods Have More Problems Like Vandalism and Litter; Fewer Playgrounds
May 31, 2011
Program Results Report
From 2009 to 2010, the Community Food Security Coalition advocated for more federal support and funding for farm-to-school programs as Congress considered reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act.
March 1, 2010
In 2006, approximately 37 percent of Delaware's children were overweight or obese. To combat Delaware's childhood obesity epidemic, Nemours, a leading child health care provider, launched a statewide program to improve child health.
December 16, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows obesity rates among elementary and middle school students in New York City public schools have dropped significantly over the last five years.
November 29, 2011
Presentation Material, Commentary
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey delivers remarks at Partnership for a Healthier America Summit.
October 1, 2011
In an effort to address the childhood obesity, U.S. states and school districts have enacted policies to curb childhood obesity. This study examines geographic differences in state and district policies across Census divisions.