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Internet-Based Interactive Program Helps Time-Pressed, Geographically Constrained Military Personnel Control Weight 7/30/2014
An Internet-based support program featured ongoing monitoring of weight and weight-related behaviors, personalized feedback from counselors, interactive educational lessons, and motivational interviewing, allowing many time-constrained military personnel to avoid weight gain or lose a moderate amount of weight.
Multidisciplinary, Clinic-Based Teams Support Obese Children in Changing Behaviors, Leading to Increased Physical Activity, Improved Diet, and Weight Loss 7/30/2014
Multidisciplinary, clinic-based teams work with obese children and their families to implement a weight control self-management plan tailored to the child's needs, leading to lower or stabilized body mass index, reductions in screen time and intake of sweetened beverages, and increased physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.
School System Renovates High School Track and Promotes Its Availability to the Community, Leading to Increased Use by Students and Residents 7/30/2014
A public school system renovated the athletic track at the system's only high school and promoted it as an attractive place to exercise, leading to increased use of the track by students, individual residents, and community groups, and to anecdotal reports of weight loss and improved cardiovascular health.
Policy Statewide Initiative Combines Policy, Practice-Based Changes, and Social Marketing To Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Help Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 7/30/2014
A statewide initiative combining policy and practice change—supported by tools, technical assistance, and social marketing—has led to favorable behavior changes that have helped to halt the increase in overweight and obesity among Delaware children and youth.
Policy Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Primary Care Providers To Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 7/30/2014
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
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Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity 5/7/2014
This toolkit is intended to help primary care practices link to community resources for improving the care of patients struggling with obesity.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 5/7/2014
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 3/12/2014
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.
BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families 1/15/2014
This toolkit, for parents and caregivers of adolescents, provides hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit 12/18/2013
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.