Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students
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.
Foundation Supports Rural Stakeholders in Promoting Better Eating and Physical Activity, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Behaviors and Outcomes
A local foundation supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area’s obesity epidemic through programs to promote access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, leading to anecdotal reports of improvements in health-related behaviors and outcomes.
Statewide Campaign Provides Education and Technical Support to City Officials, Leading to Policies That Promote Healthy Behaviors
A statewide campaign provides education and technical support to city officials throughout California, leading many cities to pass policies and resolutions that promote changes in the physical environment that help residents to adopt healthy behaviors.
Multidisciplinary, Clinic-Based Teams Support Obese Children in Changing Behaviors, Leading to Increased Physical Activity, Improved Diet, and Weight Loss
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.
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.
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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.
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business
This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity.
Nemours Health & Prevention Services: Publications
This Web page from Nemours Health & Prevention Services offers free downloads of their published materials regarding overweight children, emotional health, and public health promotion.
AMA Weigh What Matters
This smartphone application (app) encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical activity.
Toolkit for Intervention of Overweight Children and Adolescents
The purpose of this toolkit is to summarize and present basic information for parents, teachers, students, and community leaders to prevent or control childhood overweight and obesity.