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Health Effects of Limited Access to Healthy Food: Obesity, Chronic Disease, and Poor Nutrition

Obesity and Weight Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. Overweight and obesity page. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/. Healthy weight page available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics. Prevalence of overweight, obesity and extreme obesity among adults: United States, trends 1960-62 through 2005-2006. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/overweight/overweight_adult.htm.

Prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents: United States, 2003–2004. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/overweight/overwght_child_03.htm.

Healthy Counties Database from the National Association of Counties. Available at: http://www.naco.org/programs/csd/Pages/HealthyCountiesDatabase.aspx.

To research further wellness promotion and obesity, search for model policies, programs and initiatives that counties nationwide have enacted to promote wellness and to help prevent childhood obesity. Find out what peer local government leaders have done to enable and encourage nutritious diets, physical activity, and healthy built and social environments.


Chronic Disease

Diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/ddt.htm.

Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/dcpc.htm.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/dhdsp.htm.


Nutrition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/index.html, and at http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/nutrition/index.htm.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition and Promotion. Available at: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/.

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