Childhood Obesity

Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report

The "The Children’s Food Environment State Indicator Report" is the 4th in a series of CDC Reports that highlight environmental and policy indicators to improve nutrition, physical activity and reduce obesity.

Recommendations for Healthier Beverages

This document was developed by a national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to address this critical public health issue.

House Bill 2800

"Relating to Oregon Farm-to-School and School Garden Program; creating new provisions; amending ORS 336.426; appropriating money; and declaring an emergency."

Health Impact Assessment HB 2800: OREGON FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN POLICY

"A Health Impact Assessment detailing the potential impacts of Oregon’s 2011 Farm to School and School Garden legislation"
May 2011

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention Solving the Weight of the Nation

"Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention offers the following recommendations, strategies, and
action steps for implementation by key stakeholders and sectors that individually have positive
acceleration potential and that combined will create synergies that can further accelerate progress in
preventing obesity."
From The Institute of Medicine http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Accelerating-Progress-in-Obesity-Prevent...

Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009–2010

Key findings
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010
More than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese in 2009–2010.
There was no change in the prevalence of obesity among adults or children from 2007–2008 to 2009–2010.
Obesity prevalence did not differ between men and women.
Adults aged 60 and over were more likely to be obese than younger adults.

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