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Active Video Games Boost Calorie Expenditure, Reduce Obesity Risks, Study Finds
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Active Video Games to Promote Physical Activity in Children and Youth, A Systematic Review (174KB PDF)
by Elaine Biddiss, PhD, MASc, BAS; Jennifer Irwin, BEng

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America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008(1.8MB PDF)
by Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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American Diabetes Association Urges Congress to Examine Ravages of Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (1.4MB PDF)
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Bone Up on Bone Loss! Exercise to Build Healthy Bones! (224KB PDF)
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Breastfeeding Has Minor Effect in Reducing Risk of Childhood Overweight
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Building Strong Bones: Calcium Information for Health Care Providers (2.2MB PDF)
National Institutes of Health
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Built and Social Environments: Associations with Adolescent Overweight and Activity (130KB PDF File)
Melissa C. Nelson, PhD, RD, Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Yan Song, PhD, Barry M. Popkin, PhD
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"Calcium Crisis" Affects American Youth
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Characteristics of School Campuses and Physical Activity Among Youth (985KB PDF)
Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Steven J. Melly, MS, Joseph G. Allen, BS, Jeffrey S. Morris, PhD, Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD
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Children Move Less as They Get Older
By Serena Gordon, HealthDay Reporter
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Children’s Physical Activity Drops From Age 9 to 15, NIH Study Indicates
By 15, Most Fail To Reach Recommended Activity Level
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Children's Fitness Event in District Emphasizes the Fun Parts of Fighting Obesity
By Christopher Twarowski
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Cholesterol Drugs Recommended for Some 8-Year-Olds
By Lindsey Tanner
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Chronically Ill or Disabled Kids Need Exercise, Too
IHRSA and Star Trac
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CSPI Says Nickelodeon Still Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children
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Early Exposure to Fruits, Vegetables May Shape Future Dietary Habits, Study Finds
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Early Weight Gain Might Mean Higher Blood Pressure Later
By Ed Edelson, HealthDay Reporter  
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Environmental Interventions for Eating and Physical Activity (134KB PDF)
A Randomized Controlled Trial in Middle Schools
James F. Sallis, PhD, Thomas L. McKenzie, PhD, Terry L. Conway, PhD, John P. Elder, PhD, MPH, Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH, Marianne Brown, MPH, Michelle M. Zive, MS, RD, Simon J. Marshall, PhD, John E. Alcaraz, PhD
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"Energy Gap" Contributes to Adolescent Obesity
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Estimated Calorie Requirements (54KB PDF)
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Estimating the Proportion of Children Who Can Walk to School (83KB PDF)
Matthew D. Falb, MHS, Dafna Kanny, PhD, Kenneth E. Powell, MD, Anthony J. Giarrusso, MCP
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Exercise Helps Kids Recover After Brain Tumour Treatment
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Fast Food, Race/Ethnicity, and Income: A Geographic Analysis (186KB PDF)
Jason P. Block, MD, MPH, Richard A. Scribner, MD, MPH, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
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FCC Suggests National Standards to Limit Junk Food Advertising to Children
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Growing Up Healthy: An Overview of the National Children’s Study (1.4MB PDF)
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Heavy Children May Have More Headaches
Reuters Health
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HHS Partners with Ad Council, Others to Promote YouTube Wellness Campaign
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IHRSA Launches the Teen Fitness Connection
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Increasing Caloric Contribution From Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and 100% Fruit Juices Among US Children and Adolescents, 1988-2004
By: Wang YC, Bleich SN and Gortmaker SL
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IOM Report Assesses Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity
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Juniors Workouts
By Jill Laster
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Kids' Meals Contain Too Many Calories, Report Finds
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Lactose Intolerance: Information for Health Care Providers (2.9MB PDF)
National Institutes of Health
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Longitudinal Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Trends Adolescence to Adulthood (117KB PDF)
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Melissa C. Nelson, RD, Barry M. Popkin, PhD
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Many Obese Youth Have Condition That Precedes Type 2 Diabetes
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Materials Help Youth Evaluate Media Messages, Make Food, Activity Choices
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Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! (457KB PDF)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Media-Smart Youth: Guide for Training Program Facilitators (5.5MB PDF)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Methods, Locations, and Ease of Cigarette Access for American Youth, 1997–2002 (149KB PDF)
Lloyd D. Johnston, PhD, Patrick M. O’Malley, PhD, Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath, MSA
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Milk Matters For Strong Bones… For Lifelong Health… (380KB PDF)
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Milk Matters Online Lesson Resources Available for Teachers
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More Exercise Needed to Tackle Child Obesity
British Medical Association Scotland
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Most Behaviors Preceding Major Causes of Preventable Death Have Begun By Young Adulthood
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New Report Shows Obesity Rates Still on the Rise
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New Study Says Peers at the Heart of Teen Weight Concerns
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NICHD Launches Milk Matters Web Games for Kids
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NIH Announces Collaboration with National Council of Negro Women to Reduce Childhood Overweight
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Obama and McCain Align with Food and Beverage Industries for Child Obesity Platform
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Only 13 Percent of Children Walked or Biked to School in 2001, a Dramatic Decrease From 41 Percent in 1969
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Overweight Children at Risk of Liver Disease; Health Experts Call for Improvements in Diet and Exercise
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Overweight in Early Childhood Increases Chances for Obesity at Age 12
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Parents Influence Childhood Produce Consumption, Study Finds
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Portion Distortion!
Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?
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Portion Distortion I - Interactive Quiz (496KB PDF)
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Portion Distortion II - Interactive Quiz (641KB PDF)
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Portion Distortion Quiz (76KB PDF)
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Practical Tips (284KB PDF)
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Promoting Physical Activity in Middle School Girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (224KB PDF)
Larry S. Webber, PhD, Diane J. Catellier, DrPH, Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, David M. Murray, PhD, Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, Deborah R. Young, PhD, John P. Elder, PhD, Timothy G. Lohman, PhD, June Stevens, PhD, Jared B. Jobe, PhD, Russell R. Pate, PhD
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Recipes (291KB PDF)
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Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Weight of United States Youth (120KB PDF)
Reid Ewing, PhD, Ross C. Brownson, PhD, David Berrigan, PhD
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Report Suggests Schools Must Do More to Address Childhood Obesity
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Research on Today's Issues: Strong School, Family Ties Protect Teens from Violence, Drugs, Suicide, and Early Sex (43KB PDF)
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Research on Today's Issues: How Do Children Spend Their Time? Children’s Activities, School Achievement, and Well-Being (45KB PDF)
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School Food Environments and Policies in US Public Schools
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Shared Risk and Protective Factors for Overweight and Disordered Eating in Adolescents (279KB PDF)
Dianne R. Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, Melanie M. Wall, PhD, Jess I. Haines, PhD, MHSc, RD, Mary T. Story, PhD, RD, Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD, Patricia A. van den Berg, PhD
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Sleep an Important Component of Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts, Study Says
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Strong Association Exists Between Access to Food Stores and Adolescent Body Mass Index (BMI)
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Study Finds Program Promoting Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Increased Children's Intake
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Study Suggests Restrictions on Sodas in Elementary Schools Do Little to Curb Overall Consumption
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Study Suggests Schools Lacking in Exercise Programs for Children
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Surfing to a Higher Weight
By Serena Gordon, HealthDay Reporter
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Television Viewing and Hypertension in Obese Children (89KB PDF)
Perrie E. Pardee, BS, Gregory J. Norman, PhD, Robert H. Lustig, MD, Daniel Preud’homme, MD, Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, MD
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TFAH, RWJF Report Highlights Growth in Adult Obesity Rates, Calls for Early Intervention
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The 2004 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis (1.1MB PDF)
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The Availability and Cost of Healthier Food Alternatives (86KB PDF)
Karen M. Jetter, PhD, Diana L. Cassady, DrPH
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The Deadly Economics of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
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The Health Behaviors In School-age Children (HBSC) 2005/2006 Survey (1.7MB PDF)
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The Increase in Adolescence Overweight May Lead to Significantly Higher Rates of Coronary Heart Disease by 2035

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U.S. 15 Year Olds Less Likely to Watch Television or Smoke Than Children in Many Other Industrialized Countries
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U.S. Teens More Overweight Than Youth in 14 Other Countries
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Washington Schools to Provide Local, Fresh Produce to Students
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We Can! An Introduction (video clip)
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We Can! GO, SLOW, and WHOA Foods (141KB PDF)
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We Can! Parent Tips: Healthy Families, Healthy Weight (93KB PDF)
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We Can! Reduce Children’s Screen Time Log (46KB PDF)
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We Can! Try Tips To Eat Well and Move More (110KB PDF)
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Whole Grains, Fresh Corn: School Menu on a Mission  
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Young Teens Need Calcium Poster (109KB PDF)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Youth Overweight Increases Risk of Bone Fractures, Muscle and Joint Pain

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