Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Research Tools

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States

The Measures Project identifies and recommends a set of strategies and associated measurements that communities and local governments can use to plan and monitor environmental and policy-level changes for obesity prevention.

National Cancer Institute: Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Publications

Visit this page on the National Cancer Institute website to search the National Cancer Institute bibliography of Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch publications. If available, links to abstracts and to PubMed or other Web pages for publications will be provided in the search results.

National Cancer Institute: Risk Factor and Monitoring Methods Cancer Control and Population Sciences - Food Environment Instruments

Instruments used in articles included in this web compilation have been made available by the authors, and are listed based on the appropriate food environment (i.e., food store, restaurant, school, and/or worksite) and by author name.

National Cancer Institute: The Risk Factor and Monitoring Methods, Cancer Control and Population Sciences

The Risk Factor and Monitoring Methods Cancer Control and Population Sciences page posts links under the following main headings:

• About Dietary Research
• What We’ve Learned
• Surveys & Studies
• Assessing Dietary Intakes
• Short Dietary Assessment Instruments

Resources: Governor Schwarzenegger's Summit on the Prevention of Obesity

The Center reviewed and created materials for the 2005 Governor’s Action Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity:

Governor’s Summit – Fact Sheets

Obesity: An Overview of the Crisis
The Burden of Poor Nutrition and Physical Inactivity
Diabetes: a preventable and costly disease

Proceedings: 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference

The 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference (CCOC ‘07), held in Anaheim, California, addressed the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. The primary focus was on prevention strategies aimed at high risk and low-income communities.

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Youth Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

Download the Center's Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)Youth Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.

Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey Form

Download the Center's Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey Form.

Advocates for Youth: School-Based Health Centers

School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide comprehensive medical and mental health screening and treatment for young people at their schools.

Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences

Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences, available through CRC Press, book provides researchers, health practitioners and policy makers alike with the latest evidence about this modern-day epidemic. Included in the book are:

- A synopsis of the diet most likely to protect against the development of obesity
- The roles of growth and developmental periods in obesity development