U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Childhood Obesity

Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

One of the best ways to prevent overweight and obesity in your child is to improve the eating and activity levels of your entire family. Learn how to help your child make healthy choices.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator for Children and Teens

Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old, to calculate the body mass index for a child or teen.

Review Date: April 06, 2015

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Childhood Overweight

This fact sheet discusses childhood obesity, including health risks, diagnosis, and treatment. Tips are provided for parents to help establish healthy eating patterns.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

Obesity Society

Help Them Know When They've Had Enough

Teach your kids to "listen" to their own fullness cues to stop eating when they've had enough food. Here are some simple tips.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents

Eating well and being physically active are key to your child’s well-being. This site provides tips for parents to help their child—and the whole family—learn healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Helping Your Overweight Child

Healthy eating and physical activity habits are key to your child's well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to overweight and related health problems that can follow children into their adult years.

Review Date: March 02, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition

We Can! is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

What Are the Health Risks for Children Who Are Overweight or Obese?

Read about problems associated with childhood obesity.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

The White House

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