Articles & Press Releases
- Childhood ADHD Increases Risk of Adult Obesity (website)
The study, Obesity in Men with Childhood ADHD: A 33-Year Controlled, Prospective, Follow-up Study, in the June 2013 issue of Pediatrics found that men with childhood ADHD are twice as likely to experience higher BMI and obesity rates in adulthood than men without childhood ADHD.
- Obesity in Men With Childhood ADHD: A 33-Year Controlled, Prospective, Follow-up Study (website)
To compare BMI and obesity rates in fully grown men with and without childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- AAP helps launch book campaign to fight obesity
- The new standards on preventing childhood obesity are now available! (pdf)
These updated standards will be a part of the comprehensive Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Pro grams, Third Edition (CFOC, 3rd Ed.) to be released in 2011. The standards are for all types of early care and education settings—centers and family child care homes.
- Pediatrician Judith S. Palfrey, MD, FAAP, Named Executive Director of Let's Move! Initiative (press release)
Pediatric Preventive Care Expert Will Further Strengthen Anti-Childhood Obesity Campaign
- Treasure Valley Adolescent Obesity Resources (pdf)
- Be Outside, Idaho
Be Outside encourages children and families to get outside and be active. As a coalition of diverse agencies, organizations and private citizens, Be Outside is united in the common cause of empowering all Idahoans to lead healthy lives by developing a sense of place in Idaho's outdoors.
- First Lady Unveils Let's Move! Child Care to Ensure Healthy Start for Youngest Children
- President of American Academy of Pediatrics Joins First Lady in Commitment to Reduce Childhood Obesity
- Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood (pdf)
A new resource summarizes key points from a recent Grantmakers in Health Issue Dialogue discussing health weight in early childhood. Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood includes actions that health professionals and child care professionals, federal programs, and others should pursue in the areas of growth monitoring, physical activity, healthy eating, marketing and screen time, and sleep.
- 2011 Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report (pdf)
Compiles data from a variety of sources, including Preventing Obesity in the Child Care Setting: Evaluating State Regulations and CDC's School Health Profiles.
Resources & Tools
- Healthier Food Retail: Beginning the Assessment Process in Your State or Community (website)
NEW TOOL! Communities can assess their retail environment to better understand the current landscape and differences in accessing healthier foods.
- USDA Launches MyPlate Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices (website)
MyPlate will replace the MyPyramid image as the government's primary food group symbol with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times.
- State Action Guides (website)
Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors site featuring Children's Food Environment Indicator Report State Action Guides as well as customizable PowerPoint presentation for presenting the Indicator Report to audiences within your state.
- Interested in Becoming a Healthy Active Living Hero? (pdf)
The AAP Healthy Active Living for Families: Right from the Start project will develop, test, and disseminate a series of positive and developmentally appropriate messages related to obesity prevention for use at pediatric well-child visits. This project is unique because it focuses on obesity prevention for infants and very young children and incorporates parent input throughout the material development process.
Initial focus groups were conducted in fall 2010 to better understand families' concerns, questions and experiences surrounding healthy active living and obesity prevention. The project's Editorial Board used this parent feedback, along with expert panel recommendations, AAP Bright Futures Guidelines and data from several national studies to create a series of positive, developmentally appropriate, plain language messages for families. We're now conducting another round of focus groups to see if the messages are actionable and meaningful to parents.
We are looking for providers in several regions of the country to assist with parent recruitment for these 1-time focus groups. Please see the attached PDF for further information on how to become a Healthy Active Living Hero! If you would like to participate, please contact Amy Kephart, MPH, Program Manager, Obesity Initiatives at email@example.com
- Order CHOPCHOP Magazine (magazine)
CHOPCHOP is a quarterly food magazine for kids aged 5-12 and their families that is full of fun and healthy recipes, games, and food facts.