Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

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Methods of Calculating Deaths Attributable to Obesity

Estimates of deaths attributable to obesity can be biased if confounding and effect modification are not properly taken into account or if the relative risks are not estimated accurately.

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.

Census 2000 Interactive Map

Population and race data for 50 states from 2000 Census.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity webpages post Pediatric Growth Charts, surveillance data on obesity and diabetes, descriptions of CDC sponsored nutrition and physical activity promotion programs, including Kids Walk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School.

Child Health Toolbox: Measuring Performance in Child Health Programs Access, Quality, and Health Service Delivery

This online resource can help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff answer questions about measuring health care performance and quality in child health programs. Included are concepts, tips, and tools for evaluating Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Title V, and other health care service programs for children.

Major sections include:

Child Nutrition Programs: Published Studies & Summaries

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the 15 food assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Office of Analysis Nutrition & education (OANE) conducts studies and analysis to inform policymaking and management of FNS programs, and coordinate program-related nutrition policy and services.

Recent publications include:
* Results of the Feasibility Study of Estimating the Risk of Meal Claiming Error in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) - May 2009

Child Trends DataBank

Provided by Child Trends, a national leader in the field for over 30 years,
the DataBank is the one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being. Site features include:

• Continuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for all indicators

Child Trends Databank

Welcome to the one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being, including statistics, figures, and graphs that indicate the rapid increase in childhood obesity.

ChildStats.gov

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of federal data on children and families. The Forum also aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families.

Combined Health Information Database

Combined Health Information Database was developed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIDDK conducts and supports biomedical research, disseminating research findings and health information to the public.