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Healthy Kids, Healthy Business: New Children’s Menu a Success at Regional Restaurant Chain
May 18, 2016

What happened when a restaurant chain made healthful options more plentiful and prominent on its children’s menu? Making the business case for improving the nutritional quality of kids' menu offerings. 

Research
ChildObesity180 Overview
February 14, 2016

ChildObesity180 at Tufts University Friedman School is a national leader in childhood obesity prevention, blending scientific evidence and rigor with innovation and experience from the private sector to develop, implement, evaluate, and scale high-impact initiatives that will reach 80% of children ages 5-12 in the US, being intentional and strategic to reach those children disproportionately affected by obesity. This document provides an overview of our unique approach and our impact.

Research
ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
October 28, 2015

The ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals include the broad goals of each initiative, followed by the evidence and recommendations that guide and inform our work.

Research
Report Finds Childhood Obesity on the Rise: Does Your Kid Have a Healthy Weight?
September 18, 2015

Are your kids overweight or just about right? If you think they’re about right, you’re like most parents in the United States, according to research. But a lot of parents are wrong, and you might be, too. About 17 percent of kids and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, up from 5 percent in 1974, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infographic
Shaking Up the Kids' Menu
June 16, 2015

Twitter icon

Have you eaten at a restaurant lately? Why does it seem like every kids' menu has the same old options? This infographic, designed especially for kids, explains what happened when one restaurant decided to shake things up. Download the infographic.

Infographic
What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Healthier Meals for Kids?
April 29, 2015

Twitter icon

Our infographic looks at the changes that resulted when the Silver Diner, a full-service regional restaurant chain, made healthy changes to its kids' menu in 2012. Download the infographic

Video
Healthy Kids Out of School: Stories from the Field
May 20, 2014

The Notah Begay III Foundation and Boy Scouts of America are among eleven out-of-school-time organizations that have partnered with Healthy Kids Out of School to implement three principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart. We visited an NB3 soccer program in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, and a Boy Scout summer camp in Kingston, MA to see how these programs are encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Research
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
November 9, 2013

Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed. Access the article.

Research
Boston Globe: As we make strides against childhood obesity, we must not let up in our effort
October 30, 2013

ChildObesity180 vice-chair and director Dr. Christina Economos authored a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, emphasizing the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the letter.

Research
Bloomberg: The Practical Way to Fight Childhood Obesity
September 17, 2013

This piece by Peter Orszag, published by Bloomberg, features ChildObesity180 as one of several "new organizations fighting obesity [that] offer larger lessons for national policy." Read the article.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Corona-Norco Unified School District, Corona, California
July 31, 2013

Students in the Corona-Norco Unified School District stay active with the 100 Mile Club, a school-based running and walking program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Natick Public Schools, Natick, Massachusetts
July 31, 2013

Students in Natick Public Schools stay active with BOKS, a before-school physical activity program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida
July 31, 2013

Miami-Dade County Public Schools are using technology to keep kids active.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Red Hawk Elementary Schools, Erie, Colorado
July 31, 2013

See how Red Hawk Elementary students stay active daily with a rotating "movement calendar."

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Hilton Head Island Elementary School, Hilton Head, South Carolina
July 31, 2013

Watch how the Strength Summed Up Team keeps children active before-school.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - CHALK/Just Move, New York, New York
July 31, 2013

Learn how children in New York City meet the state standard of 120 minutes of physical activity per week with the CHALK/Just Move program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Overland Elementary School, Los Angeles, California
July 31, 2013

See how Overland in Motion keeps kids active at Overland Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
July 31, 2013

Learn about the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) "whole student" approach to wellness.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Meadowview Elementary, Farmington, Minnesota
July 31, 2013

See how Meadowview Elementary students stay active with the Running Club and the Century Club.

Research
Science-Based Statement on Dietary Needs, Physical Activity Recommendations and Energy Balance for Children during Out-Of-School-Time Activities
July 31, 2013

This paper provides an overview of current research on the nutritional and physical activity requirements and behaviors of children and adolescents, and thus the scientific basis for the Healthy Kids Out of School initiative's three guiding principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart.
 

Research
Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
June 9, 2013

This paper, published in Preventive Medicine and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the second year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
May 31, 2013

Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Ghent, Belgium, May 2013. The main aims of the poster were to examine perceptions of restaurant side dishes that are healthier (fruit, vegetable) and less healthy (French fries), in a nationally representative sample of 8-to-18-year-old children.

Research
Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
November 16, 2012

Approximately one-third of children in the US are either overweight or obese. Understanding the perceptions of children is an important factor in reversing this trend. An online survey was conducted with children to capture their perceptions of weight, overweight, nutrition, physical activity and related socio-behavioural factors. This paper, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, discusses the results. See abstract.

Presentation
Healthy Kids Out of School Poster: Presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference
May 7, 2012

Healthy Kids Out of School presented a poster describing activities to date at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington DC on May 7, 2012.

Research
Shaping up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts
January 15, 2010

Published in Preventive Medicine, this commentary by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos and Joe Curtatone, mayor of the City of Somerville, MA, describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to address childhood obesity.

Research
As Child Obesity Surges, One Town Finds Way to Slim
May 10, 2007

This Wall Street Journal piece by Tara Parker-Pope describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity, citing research co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos.

Research
A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results
May 1, 2007

This paper, published in Obesity and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the first year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

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Report Finds Childhood Obesity on the Rise: Does Your Kid Have a Healthy Weight?
September 18, 2015

Are your kids overweight or just about right? If you think they’re about right, you’re like most parents in the United States, according to research. But a lot of parents are wrong, and you might be, too. About 17 percent of kids and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, up from 5 percent in 1974, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Research
Boston Globe: As we make strides against childhood obesity, we must not let up in our effort
October 30, 2013

ChildObesity180 vice-chair and director Dr. Christina Economos authored a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, emphasizing the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the letter.

Research
Bloomberg: The Practical Way to Fight Childhood Obesity
September 17, 2013

This piece by Peter Orszag, published by Bloomberg, features ChildObesity180 as one of several "new organizations fighting obesity [that] offer larger lessons for national policy." Read the article.

Research
Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
June 9, 2013

This paper, published in Preventive Medicine and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the second year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Research
Shaping up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts
January 15, 2010

Published in Preventive Medicine, this commentary by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos and Joe Curtatone, mayor of the City of Somerville, MA, describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to address childhood obesity.

Research
As Child Obesity Surges, One Town Finds Way to Slim
May 10, 2007

This Wall Street Journal piece by Tara Parker-Pope describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity, citing research co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos.

Research
A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results
May 1, 2007

This paper, published in Obesity and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the first year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Business: New Children’s Menu a Success at Regional Restaurant Chain
May 18, 2016

What happened when a restaurant chain made healthful options more plentiful and prominent on its children’s menu? Making the business case for improving the nutritional quality of kids' menu offerings. 

Research
ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
October 28, 2015

The ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals include the broad goals of each initiative, followed by the evidence and recommendations that guide and inform our work.

Infographic
Shaking Up the Kids' Menu
June 16, 2015

Twitter icon

Have you eaten at a restaurant lately? Why does it seem like every kids' menu has the same old options? This infographic, designed especially for kids, explains what happened when one restaurant decided to shake things up. Download the infographic.

Infographic
What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Healthier Meals for Kids?
April 29, 2015

Twitter icon

Our infographic looks at the changes that resulted when the Silver Diner, a full-service regional restaurant chain, made healthy changes to its kids' menu in 2012. Download the infographic

Video
Healthy Kids Out of School: Stories from the Field
May 20, 2014

The Notah Begay III Foundation and Boy Scouts of America are among eleven out-of-school-time organizations that have partnered with Healthy Kids Out of School to implement three principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart. We visited an NB3 soccer program in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, and a Boy Scout summer camp in Kingston, MA to see how these programs are encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Research
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
November 9, 2013

Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed. Access the article.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Corona-Norco Unified School District, Corona, California
July 31, 2013

Students in the Corona-Norco Unified School District stay active with the 100 Mile Club, a school-based running and walking program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Natick Public Schools, Natick, Massachusetts
July 31, 2013

Students in Natick Public Schools stay active with BOKS, a before-school physical activity program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida
July 31, 2013

Miami-Dade County Public Schools are using technology to keep kids active.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Red Hawk Elementary Schools, Erie, Colorado
July 31, 2013

See how Red Hawk Elementary students stay active daily with a rotating "movement calendar."

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Hilton Head Island Elementary School, Hilton Head, South Carolina
July 31, 2013

Watch how the Strength Summed Up Team keeps children active before-school.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - CHALK/Just Move, New York, New York
July 31, 2013

Learn how children in New York City meet the state standard of 120 minutes of physical activity per week with the CHALK/Just Move program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Overland Elementary School, Los Angeles, California
July 31, 2013

See how Overland in Motion keeps kids active at Overland Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
July 31, 2013

Learn about the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) "whole student" approach to wellness.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Meadowview Elementary, Farmington, Minnesota
July 31, 2013

See how Meadowview Elementary students stay active with the Running Club and the Century Club.

Research
Science-Based Statement on Dietary Needs, Physical Activity Recommendations and Energy Balance for Children during Out-Of-School-Time Activities
July 31, 2013

This paper provides an overview of current research on the nutritional and physical activity requirements and behaviors of children and adolescents, and thus the scientific basis for the Healthy Kids Out of School initiative's three guiding principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart.
 

Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
May 31, 2013

Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Ghent, Belgium, May 2013. The main aims of the poster were to examine perceptions of restaurant side dishes that are healthier (fruit, vegetable) and less healthy (French fries), in a nationally representative sample of 8-to-18-year-old children.

Presentation
Healthy Kids Out of School Poster: Presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference
May 7, 2012

Healthy Kids Out of School presented a poster describing activities to date at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington DC on May 7, 2012.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Business: New Children’s Menu a Success at Regional Restaurant Chain
May 18, 2016

What happened when a restaurant chain made healthful options more plentiful and prominent on its children’s menu? Making the business case for improving the nutritional quality of kids' menu offerings. 

Research
ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
October 28, 2015

The ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals include the broad goals of each initiative, followed by the evidence and recommendations that guide and inform our work.

Research
Report Finds Childhood Obesity on the Rise: Does Your Kid Have a Healthy Weight?
September 18, 2015

Are your kids overweight or just about right? If you think they’re about right, you’re like most parents in the United States, according to research. But a lot of parents are wrong, and you might be, too. About 17 percent of kids and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, up from 5 percent in 1974, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infographic
Shaking Up the Kids' Menu
June 16, 2015

Twitter icon

Have you eaten at a restaurant lately? Why does it seem like every kids' menu has the same old options? This infographic, designed especially for kids, explains what happened when one restaurant decided to shake things up. Download the infographic.

Infographic
What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Healthier Meals for Kids?
April 29, 2015

Twitter icon

Our infographic looks at the changes that resulted when the Silver Diner, a full-service regional restaurant chain, made healthy changes to its kids' menu in 2012. Download the infographic

Research
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
November 9, 2013

Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed. Access the article.

Research
Science-Based Statement on Dietary Needs, Physical Activity Recommendations and Energy Balance for Children during Out-Of-School-Time Activities
July 31, 2013

This paper provides an overview of current research on the nutritional and physical activity requirements and behaviors of children and adolescents, and thus the scientific basis for the Healthy Kids Out of School initiative's three guiding principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart.
 

Research
Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
June 9, 2013

This paper, published in Preventive Medicine and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the second year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
May 31, 2013

Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Ghent, Belgium, May 2013. The main aims of the poster were to examine perceptions of restaurant side dishes that are healthier (fruit, vegetable) and less healthy (French fries), in a nationally representative sample of 8-to-18-year-old children.

Research
Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
November 16, 2012

Approximately one-third of children in the US are either overweight or obese. Understanding the perceptions of children is an important factor in reversing this trend. An online survey was conducted with children to capture their perceptions of weight, overweight, nutrition, physical activity and related socio-behavioural factors. This paper, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, discusses the results. See abstract.

Presentation
Healthy Kids Out of School Poster: Presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference
May 7, 2012

Healthy Kids Out of School presented a poster describing activities to date at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington DC on May 7, 2012.

Research
Shaping up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts
January 15, 2010

Published in Preventive Medicine, this commentary by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos and Joe Curtatone, mayor of the City of Somerville, MA, describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to address childhood obesity.

Research
A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results
May 1, 2007

This paper, published in Obesity and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the first year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Business: New Children’s Menu a Success at Regional Restaurant Chain
May 18, 2016

What happened when a restaurant chain made healthful options more plentiful and prominent on its children’s menu? Making the business case for improving the nutritional quality of kids' menu offerings. 

Infographic
Shaking Up the Kids' Menu
June 16, 2015

Twitter icon

Have you eaten at a restaurant lately? Why does it seem like every kids' menu has the same old options? This infographic, designed especially for kids, explains what happened when one restaurant decided to shake things up. Download the infographic.

Infographic
What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Healthier Meals for Kids?
April 29, 2015

Twitter icon

Our infographic looks at the changes that resulted when the Silver Diner, a full-service regional restaurant chain, made healthy changes to its kids' menu in 2012. Download the infographic

Video
Healthy Kids Out of School: Stories from the Field
May 20, 2014

The Notah Begay III Foundation and Boy Scouts of America are among eleven out-of-school-time organizations that have partnered with Healthy Kids Out of School to implement three principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart. We visited an NB3 soccer program in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, and a Boy Scout summer camp in Kingston, MA to see how these programs are encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Research
Bloomberg: The Practical Way to Fight Childhood Obesity
September 17, 2013

This piece by Peter Orszag, published by Bloomberg, features ChildObesity180 as one of several "new organizations fighting obesity [that] offer larger lessons for national policy." Read the article.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Corona-Norco Unified School District, Corona, California
July 31, 2013

Students in the Corona-Norco Unified School District stay active with the 100 Mile Club, a school-based running and walking program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Natick Public Schools, Natick, Massachusetts
July 31, 2013

Students in Natick Public Schools stay active with BOKS, a before-school physical activity program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida
July 31, 2013

Miami-Dade County Public Schools are using technology to keep kids active.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Red Hawk Elementary Schools, Erie, Colorado
July 31, 2013

See how Red Hawk Elementary students stay active daily with a rotating "movement calendar."

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Hilton Head Island Elementary School, Hilton Head, South Carolina
July 31, 2013

Watch how the Strength Summed Up Team keeps children active before-school.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - CHALK/Just Move, New York, New York
July 31, 2013

Learn how children in New York City meet the state standard of 120 minutes of physical activity per week with the CHALK/Just Move program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Overland Elementary School, Los Angeles, California
July 31, 2013

See how Overland in Motion keeps kids active at Overland Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
July 31, 2013

Learn about the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) "whole student" approach to wellness.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Meadowview Elementary, Farmington, Minnesota
July 31, 2013

See how Meadowview Elementary students stay active with the Running Club and the Century Club.

Research
Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
June 9, 2013

This paper, published in Preventive Medicine and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the second year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Research
Shaping up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts
January 15, 2010

Published in Preventive Medicine, this commentary by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos and Joe Curtatone, mayor of the City of Somerville, MA, describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to address childhood obesity.

Research
As Child Obesity Surges, One Town Finds Way to Slim
May 10, 2007

This Wall Street Journal piece by Tara Parker-Pope describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity, citing research co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos.

Research
A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results
May 1, 2007

This paper, published in Obesity and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the first year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Business: New Children’s Menu a Success at Regional Restaurant Chain
May 18, 2016

What happened when a restaurant chain made healthful options more plentiful and prominent on its children’s menu? Making the business case for improving the nutritional quality of kids' menu offerings. 

Research
ChildObesity180 Overview
February 14, 2016

ChildObesity180 at Tufts University Friedman School is a national leader in childhood obesity prevention, blending scientific evidence and rigor with innovation and experience from the private sector to develop, implement, evaluate, and scale high-impact initiatives that will reach 80% of children ages 5-12 in the US, being intentional and strategic to reach those children disproportionately affected by obesity. This document provides an overview of our unique approach and our impact.

Research
ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
October 28, 2015

The ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals include the broad goals of each initiative, followed by the evidence and recommendations that guide and inform our work.

Research
Report Finds Childhood Obesity on the Rise: Does Your Kid Have a Healthy Weight?
September 18, 2015

Are your kids overweight or just about right? If you think they’re about right, you’re like most parents in the United States, according to research. But a lot of parents are wrong, and you might be, too. About 17 percent of kids and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, up from 5 percent in 1974, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Research
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
November 9, 2013

Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed. Access the article.

Research
Boston Globe: As we make strides against childhood obesity, we must not let up in our effort
October 30, 2013

ChildObesity180 vice-chair and director Dr. Christina Economos authored a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, emphasizing the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the letter.

Research
Bloomberg: The Practical Way to Fight Childhood Obesity
September 17, 2013

This piece by Peter Orszag, published by Bloomberg, features ChildObesity180 as one of several "new organizations fighting obesity [that] offer larger lessons for national policy." Read the article.

Research
Science-Based Statement on Dietary Needs, Physical Activity Recommendations and Energy Balance for Children during Out-Of-School-Time Activities
July 31, 2013

This paper provides an overview of current research on the nutritional and physical activity requirements and behaviors of children and adolescents, and thus the scientific basis for the Healthy Kids Out of School initiative's three guiding principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart.
 

Research
Shape Up Somerville two-year results: A community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
June 9, 2013

This paper, published in Preventive Medicine and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the second year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Research
Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
November 16, 2012

Approximately one-third of children in the US are either overweight or obese. Understanding the perceptions of children is an important factor in reversing this trend. An online survey was conducted with children to capture their perceptions of weight, overweight, nutrition, physical activity and related socio-behavioural factors. This paper, based on research conducted by ChildObesity180, discusses the results. See abstract.

Research
Shaping up Somerville: A community initiative in Massachusetts
January 15, 2010

Published in Preventive Medicine, this commentary by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos and Joe Curtatone, mayor of the City of Somerville, MA, describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to address childhood obesity.

Research
As Child Obesity Surges, One Town Finds Way to Slim
May 10, 2007

This Wall Street Journal piece by Tara Parker-Pope describes the success of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity, citing research co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos.

Research
A Community Intervention Reduces BMI z-score in Children: Shape Up Somerville First Year Results
May 1, 2007

This paper, published in Obesity and co-authored by ChildObesity180 director Dr. Christina Economos, describes results of the first year of Shape Up Somerville, a community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity.

Presentations

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Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
May 31, 2013

Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Ghent, Belgium, May 2013. The main aims of the poster were to examine perceptions of restaurant side dishes that are healthier (fruit, vegetable) and less healthy (French fries), in a nationally representative sample of 8-to-18-year-old children.

Presentation
Healthy Kids Out of School Poster: Presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference
May 7, 2012

Healthy Kids Out of School presented a poster describing activities to date at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington DC on May 7, 2012.

Videos

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Healthy Kids Out of School: Stories from the Field
May 20, 2014

The Notah Begay III Foundation and Boy Scouts of America are among eleven out-of-school-time organizations that have partnered with Healthy Kids Out of School to implement three principles: Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart. We visited an NB3 soccer program in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, and a Boy Scout summer camp in Kingston, MA to see how these programs are encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Corona-Norco Unified School District, Corona, California
July 31, 2013

Students in the Corona-Norco Unified School District stay active with the 100 Mile Club, a school-based running and walking program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Natick Public Schools, Natick, Massachusetts
July 31, 2013

Students in Natick Public Schools stay active with BOKS, a before-school physical activity program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida
July 31, 2013

Miami-Dade County Public Schools are using technology to keep kids active.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Red Hawk Elementary Schools, Erie, Colorado
July 31, 2013

See how Red Hawk Elementary students stay active daily with a rotating "movement calendar."

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Hilton Head Island Elementary School, Hilton Head, South Carolina
July 31, 2013

Watch how the Strength Summed Up Team keeps children active before-school.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - CHALK/Just Move, New York, New York
July 31, 2013

Learn how children in New York City meet the state standard of 120 minutes of physical activity per week with the CHALK/Just Move program.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Overland Elementary School, Los Angeles, California
July 31, 2013

See how Overland in Motion keeps kids active at Overland Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
July 31, 2013

Learn about the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) "whole student" approach to wellness.

Video
ASAP Innovation Competition Winner - Meadowview Elementary, Farmington, Minnesota
July 31, 2013

See how Meadowview Elementary students stay active with the Running Club and the Century Club.

Infographics

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Infographic
Shaking Up the Kids' Menu
June 16, 2015

Twitter icon

Have you eaten at a restaurant lately? Why does it seem like every kids' menu has the same old options? This infographic, designed especially for kids, explains what happened when one restaurant decided to shake things up. Download the infographic.

Infographic
What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Healthier Meals for Kids?
April 29, 2015

Twitter icon

Our infographic looks at the changes that resulted when the Silver Diner, a full-service regional restaurant chain, made healthy changes to its kids' menu in 2012. Download the infographic