Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls
In combination with training and support for pediatric providers, a large health maintenance organization offered separate parent and teen group meetings in primary care clinics to promote behavior changes in overweight and obese teenage girls, leading to improvements in eating habits, body mass index, and psychosocial outcomes.
Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index
A weekly, hospital-based community program led by nurses that educates children about healthy lifestyle choices related to nutrition and physical activity has led to reductions in body mass index and waist circumference and to increases in physical activity.
Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Help Primary Care Providers Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Interactive Learning Program Integrated into Elementary School Curriculum Improves Student Knowledge and Behaviors Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity
An interactive learning program integrates health-related topics into core academic subjects in elementary schools, leading to improvements in student knowledge and behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity, and contributing to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity.
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A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity
This guide provides physicians with detailed information and instructions for conducting group medical visits for patients with chronic conditions affected by overweight and obesity.
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
This tool allows you to calculate your body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.
Health Risk Assessments
These free assessments, for consumers, present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them.
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation
This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity.