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Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series

School Health Guidelines
to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Obesity in Children

Video Transcript [PDF - 81 KB]

Video Summary

  • One in three children is either obese or overweight.
  • More children are developing health problems that were previously considered adult health problems.
  • Children with obesity have a 70-80% chance of becoming adults who are overweight or obese.
  • Factors that contribute to obesity include lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy diets.


What causes an individual to gain weight?

How has childhood obesity increased over time?

What are some social problems linked to obesity in youth?

What are intermediate and long-term outcomes of poor diet and inactivity in childhood?

What are examples of sedentary behaviors?

What environmental factors and other sectors of society influence children's diet, activity levels, and overall health?


About Sleep

BMI Percentile Calculator, Child and Teen

CDC Childhood Obesity Facts


Factors Related to Obesity Disparities

Healthy Weight

High Blood Pressure

Population-Based Diabetes in Youth Registry

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results


SHG Executive Summary [PDF - 5.09MB]

SHG Full Report [PDF - 973KB]

Tips for Teachers [PDF - 3.57MB]

Full Course Content [PDF - 364KB]

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