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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We Can! is unique in that it targets parents of youth ages 8-13 and caregivers and communities to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time among kids to maintain a healthy weight.