National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September: National Childhood Obesity Awarness Month

National Health Information Center. DHHS.

Find out more about National Obesity Awareness Month and how you can help make a difference.

Join America's More Matters Pledge to Fight Obesity

Fruits & Veggies More Matters. Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Obesity in America is on the rise, find out what you can do to help by taking a pledge towards a healthier America.

Healthy Weight Basics


Help prevent obesity by learning about healthy weight basics and energy balance. Included in this section is an article on Why Obesity Is a Health Problem.

Healthier Kids, Brighter Futures

The American College of Sports Medicine.

Get involved in National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! The Healthy Kids, Brighter Futures websites provides a complete listing of events for the month, links and resources, and a resource toolkit.

Let's Move!

The White House; HHS; USDA; ED; DOI.

Help combat childhood obesity by gaining knowledge and by getting up and moving! Let's Move! provides nutrition and physical activity success tips for kids, families, schools, and communities. The site also provides a wealth of fun nutrition and physical related activities that can be incorporated into everyday life.

Nutrition Education

Includes resources that can be use to teach both young children and school aged children about nutrition. Includes games, worksheets, and lesson plans.

Playbook for Prevention: Food & Exercise (PDF | 597 KB)

Connecticut Commission on Children.

Get active and healthy with the Playbook for Prevention for Food & Exercise. Activity sheets provide suggestions on how parents, youth, schools, and policy leaders can get involved with childhood health and nutrition.

Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs

American Academy of Pediatrics; American Public Health Association; National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education; DHHS. HRSA. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

National standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs.

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (PDF | 973 KB)

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Describes ways how schools can promote healthy eating and physical activity.

We Can!

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Website provides ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition. Gives resources on how to reduce screen time, get active, and eat right.

Weight Management for Youth


A resource list describing ways to help take charge of weight issues amongst youth populations.

What's the Right Weight for Me?

The Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth for Nemours.

Learn what the correct weight for you is, what contributes to that weight, calculate your BMI, and read tips about how to stay at a healthy weight.