Overview of the Obesity Epidemic

Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators and Researchers (PDF | 163KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Compilation of resources comprised mostly of articles from professional journals, but also includes consumer education materials and information available on the World Wide Web.

Healthy People 2020

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health and long life are enjoyed by all.

Health Status and Health Care Expenditures in a Nationally Representative Sample: How Do Overweight and Healthy-Weight Children Compare

Pediatrics, Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Overweight children are in general, less healthy than healthy-weight children but this trend is not accompanied by greater health care expenditures for overweight children.

Overweight and Obesity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control.

Provides information designed to help people understand this serious health issue and the efforts being made to address it.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The RWJF is dedicated to improving health and health care in the US. This web page provides links to articles and research reports on obesity, with many focused on childhood obesity.

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?

Institute of Medicine.

This IOM report supplements the information presented in its earlier report on childhood obesity. It examines the progress made by obesity prevention initiatives in the United States over the past several years.

Weight and Obesity

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Reports and studies on weight control and obesity.