Health - Obesity Prevention
This section includes tips on healthy eating, physical activity, and an overall healthy lifestyle for youth, as well as strategies on obesity prevention in school and out-of school time programs.
Action for Healthy Kids
There are multiple ways to reduce and prevent childhood obesity and undernourishment. Action for Healthy Kids is dedicated to work with schools, families and communities to help underprivileged kids learn to be healthier and ready to learn.
American Heart Association-Overweight in Children
An article that addresses the concern in obesity in children and preventative measures we can take. The website features a nutrition center which contains healthy diet goals, heart-smart shopping, healthy cooking, recipes, and information on dining out.
California Obesity Prevention Plan
Collaborators came together to create a plan to prevent childhood obesity and any teacher can use this resource to implement in their classroom.
The Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative is dedicated to the prevention of childhood obesity through research and provides resources to aid in the support healthy habits in children.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Healthy Weight
An article that discusses tips for parents and ideas on how to incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Make a Difference at Your School
10 key strategies that will aid you in implementing obesity prevention at your school.
Addresses the challenges of combating childhood obesity, as well as the steps to take to make a difference.
Discovery Education provides teachers with lesson plans on teaching healthy habits in students through cultural content.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides resources for kids, teachers, and parents to learn how to eat healthy in an attempt to prevent obesity.
Every Body Walk
This is a movement to get America more active. There are blogs, articles, and other resources for interested parties to learn more about health and being active.
Education World offers resources to health and education standards, as well as supplemental lessons plans that you can implement in out-of-school time programs.
Expert Medicine Health
Address multiple causes and preventive measures when handling obesity in our youth
Financing Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Federal Funding Sources and Other Strategies
The how to handbook on how to start and fund your own obesity prevention program
Fire Up Your Feet
Fire up your feet is a program built around increasing physical activity for students before, during, and after school hours. Students and parents can register for the program and get access to plenty of free resources.
Fitness and Kids- How to Prevent Teenage Obesity
Information on preventative measures that you can do in preventing obesity in our youth.
Healthy Behaviors Initiative
The Healthy Behaviors Initiative addresses serious health problems facing students in low-income communities throughout California and most at risk of obesity. Through its work, Healthy Behaviors is demonstrating the important role that afterschool programs can play in addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.
Pediatricians give information to parents about how to prevent childhood obesity and how to be supportive of their kid’s health and physical activity.
Healthy Kids Out of School
Healthy Kids Out of School's website, Healthy Kids Hub, has hundreds of free educational materials, discounted products, and other special offers to help out-of-school-time programs promote healthy habits for life.
On HotChalk teachers can find health lesson plans, teaching kids how to tell if food is good or bad for them, exercise habits, and other information to keep students healthy.
An interactive article with information on measuring BMI levels, effects of obesity, causes of overweight, prevention strategies, and recommendations by age groups.
A program developed by First Lady Michelle Obama that aims to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. The action plan is designed to end childhood obesity in one generation by returning the childhood obesity rate to 5 percent by 2030. The site provides suggestions on how families and schools can take an active part in combating childhood obesity, and outlines ideas for healthy food and physical activities.
Let’s Move Childcare
Here, childcare educators can get tips and tools to help children develop healthy habits for life.
Here, teachers can find tips and lesson plans for teaching students healthy habits in an informative and entertaining way.
Medical Assistant College
Parents and teachers can use this web page to read the top 50 blogs for understanding and preventing childhood obesity.
Here, parents and teachers can find nutritional and exercise standards for children.
Middle School and High School science teachers can incorporate this lesson plan into their science classes to teach about healthy habits and help combat childhood obesity.
New York State Department of Health
The department of health provides tips for parents for childhood obesity prevention.
Model School Wellness Policies
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity encourages schools, school districts, and others to use, distribute, and adapt the Model School Wellness Policies. The policies provide best practices in food and drink quality, physical activity and food marketing promotion, opportunities for physical activity, and monitoring and policy review.
Nutrition Education- Childhood Health, Obesity Prevention, Nutrition Tools
Nourish Interactive is a free English/Spanish website providing a variety of tools to assist in teaching key elements of health to children and parents. Includes lesson plans and interactive games.
Easy, online access to government information on nutrition for consumers including dietary guidelines and nutrition education resources.
Obesity Action Coalition
Research and resources about the cause and effects of bullying.
One World Education
Childhood obesity has tripled in the past few years, here is a passionate advocate that provides lesson plans and information on combating these numbers and preventing obesity in children.
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) is a committee of 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and America. Through its programs and partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors, PCFSN serves as a catalyst to promote healthy lifestyles through fitness, sports and nutrition programs and initiatives that engage Americans across the lifespan.
Prevent Obesity is building a social network movement to prevent childhood obesity. It is easy to join the movement and parents and teachers can find helpful resources to keep kids moving.
ScienceNetLinks provides student activity sheets and lesson plans to teach students healthy habits in an attempt to create healthy lifestyles.
S.T.E.P.S. for Kids
S.T.E.P.S. provides parents and kids with resources, tips, and recipes for a healthier life.
Super Healthy Kids
The Super Healthy Kids blog provides information on healthy eating for children and tips on how to overcome picky eaters, and how to make eating healthy fun.
Teacher Planet provides lesson plans for teaching students about how to create healthy habits and prevent obesity.
TeacherVision gives information to teachers on how to teach nutrition and physical activity to their students in an attempt to teach them about their health.
United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move.
This site seeks to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as by providing access to healthy, affordable food.
The Washington Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
The WCAAP promotes and supports the spread of awareness of childhood obesity in an effort to decrease it. Here there are resources for how to keep young children from being obese.
We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement to give parents, caregivers, and communities ways to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.