Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Resources

Survey of Child Care Providers of 2-5 Year Old Children - English/Spanish

The Survey of Child Care Providers of 2-5 Year Old Children includes:

SECTION A: About Your Child Care Site
SECTION B: Which FOODS & BEVERAGES were provided YESTERDAY?
SECTION C: Beverages

Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL): Resources

The Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL) website, administered by the Center, lists resources, materials and information for schools, worksites, neighborhoods, and healthcare, as well as links to cross-sector postings and fundraising opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Drinks - English, Spanish

Isn’t Gatorade or Powerade the best drink for after practice? Aren’t sports drinks and juice a lot healthier than soda? If professional athletes promote and drink sports drinks, shouldn’t my kids? Parents, coaches, and physical education instructors have often asked about the value of sports drinks. Center researchers answer these and several other frequently asked questions about sports drinks.

Brochures: Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Let's Get Moving!: Working Together to Promote Active Lifestyles in Young Children - English, Spanish Toolkit

Let's Get Moving!: Working Together to Promote Active Lifestyles in Young Children is a toolkit for childcare providers, professionals, and parents that is designed to introduce quick and easy ways to incorporate physical activity into the daily routines of children ages 2-7.

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

Weighing the risks and benefits of BMI reporting in the school setting

Weighing and measuring children can be a large undertaking and the benefits must outweigh the costs. Weighing the risks and benefits of BMI reporting in the school setting offers guidelines for the collection of weights and heights.

Children and Weight: What Communities Can Do

The Children and Weight: What Communities Can Do Resource Kit is a "how-to" guide offering technical assistance to community leaders who wish to launch a local task force dedicated to reducing childhood overweight.

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Increasing Physical Activity: A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventative Services

The Task Force on Community Preventive Services (DHHS) has conducted systematic reviews of community interventions to increase physical activity, and either strongly recommends or recommends six interventions: two informational approaches, three behavioral and social approaches, and one intervention to increase physical activity by using environmental and policy approaches.

CDC Growth Charts: United States (2000)

CDC growth charts consist of a series of percentile curves that illustrate the distribution of selected body measurements in U.S. children. Pediatric growth charts have been used by pediatricians, nurses, and parents to track the growth of infants, children, and adolescents in the United States since 1977.