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County, City, and Community Agencies Support Childcare Centers and Parents in Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits of Preschoolers 7/16/2014
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Schools to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 7/16/2014
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.
Family-Oriented Program Combines Medical Care and Behavioral Counseling, Leading to Health Improvements in Obese Children and Adolescents 7/2/2014
Through a 1-year program combining medical care with behavioral counseling and practical strategies, a multidisciplinary team of professionals meets with families on an ongoing basis to emphasize good health habits and address a spectrum of lifestyle issues related to pediatric obesity and its complications.
Fun, Interactive Classes Emphasize Easy-to-Understand Messages, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Healthy Behaviors in Elementary School Children 6/4/2014
Health system–sponsored classes for elementary school children and their parents use interactive games and easy-to-understand, positive messages to enhance knowledge about healthy behaviors related to diet and physical activity.
Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students 6/4/2014
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
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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.
Pediatric Documentation Templates 10/9/2013
These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions.
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation 4/24/2013
This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity.
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care: Clinical Services 3/27/2013
The tools and resources on this Web page are intended to support the provision of high-quality clinical services in school-based, school-linked, and mobile health centers.
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business 2/20/2013
This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.