Childhood Obesity Reports and Studies

Action for Healthy Kids: Latest Research and Reports

Action for Healthy Kids.

Action for Healthy Kids was created in 2002 in response to the Surgeon General’s call for prevention and alleviation of childhood obesity and focuses on targeting childhood obesity through school programs. This Web site provides access to numerous downloadable reports addressing the issues of childhood obesity and how to implement programs in the school.

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 2020 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health and long life are enjoyed by all.

Statistics and Tracking


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.

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.

Weight and Obesity

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Reports and studies on weight control and obesity.