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Fact Sheets

Childhood Obesity
CDC, Adolescent and School Health
The Obesity Fact Sheets contain results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles (Profiles) related to the obesity epidemic among youth.

Nutrition and the Health of Young People
CDC, Adolescent and School Health

Other Publications

At A Glance 2011 — Obesity, Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides advice about how good dietary habits for people aged 2 years and older can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
Also available, a brochure for consumers: Let's Eat for the Health of It. (PDF-967k)

Fruit & Veggies Matter.gov Publications
Find easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating patterns.

Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating
Promotion strategies to encourage young people to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits. Presented by CDC's Adolescent and School Health Program.

Nutritional Standards for Foods in Schools
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This report, published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), provides nutrition guidance for schools seeking to implement or improve upon their current wellness policies. The report includes the IOM’s recommendations about nutrition standards for foods offered in competition with federally reimbursable meals and snacks.
 

2007 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance Report (PDF-588k)
This report summarizes selected data on child health and nutritional indicators received from state, territorial, and tribal governments that contributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS) and report.
Also available in text-only format. (PDF-158k)

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide
A tool to assist with implementation of CDC's Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People and Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating.

 
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