National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

National Health Information Center. DHHS.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.