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ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
January 14, 2014

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.

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Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
December 19, 2013

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

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

Vice-chair and Director, Dr. Christina Economos, wrote a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe in October, 2013. In it, she emphasizes the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the full article

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

Bloomberg published a piece by Peter Orszag in September, 2013. ChildObesity180 is featured. Read the full article

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Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
August 1, 2013
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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. 

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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.

Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
July 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.  

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Healthy Kids Out of School Poster: Presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Conference
July 31, 2013

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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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 three guiding principles.

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

Vice-chair and Director, Dr. Christina Economos, wrote a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe in October, 2013. In it, she emphasizes the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the full article

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

Bloomberg published a piece by Peter Orszag in September, 2013. ChildObesity180 is featured. Read the full article

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ChildObesity180 Launches Web Series on School Breakfast
March 3, 2014

Recent research reveals that children who eat breakfast are healthier and perform better in school than those who do not. School breakfast programs can help children face the day motivated and ready to learn. 

A new series of seven short web videos from ChildObesity180 at Tufts University in Boston, MA serves up the latest research on the School Breakfast Program in bite-sized portions. 

Studies have linked breakfast to:
•    improved nutrition    
•    healthier weight
•    better cognitive functioning and memory    
•    increased academic achievement and test grades

The National School Breakfast Program is uniquely positioned to increase the number of children who eat a healthy breakfast, preparing students to be motivated in school and ready to learn. 

Researchers have recently found that:
•    School breakfast is an under-used resource. In fact, less than half of eligible students participate in the School Breakfast Program.
•    Eating school breakfast is linked to improved scores on math, reading, and science tests.
•    Children who eat school breakfast may have a better intake of vitamins and minerals.
•    Eating school breakfast can protect children from the risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes.
•    Offering free breakfast to all children benefits both students and their schools.
•    Serving school breakfast in the classroom can boost children’s health and academic achievement.

You can watch the series at childobesity180.org/BreakfastEffect. Ready to promote school breakfast in your district? Access free toolkits, sample menus, and more from Action for Healthy Kids, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Fuel Up to Play 60, GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, and No Kid Hungry at our breakfast resource page.

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Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
December 19, 2013

Objective
Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed

Access Article

Download
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.

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

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
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 three guiding principles.

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ChildObesity180 Launches Web Series on School Breakfast
March 3, 2014

Recent research reveals that children who eat breakfast are healthier and perform better in school than those who do not. School breakfast programs can help children face the day motivated and ready to learn. 

A new series of seven short web videos from ChildObesity180 at Tufts University in Boston, MA serves up the latest research on the School Breakfast Program in bite-sized portions. 

Studies have linked breakfast to:
•    improved nutrition    
•    healthier weight
•    better cognitive functioning and memory    
•    increased academic achievement and test grades

The National School Breakfast Program is uniquely positioned to increase the number of children who eat a healthy breakfast, preparing students to be motivated in school and ready to learn. 

Researchers have recently found that:
•    School breakfast is an under-used resource. In fact, less than half of eligible students participate in the School Breakfast Program.
•    Eating school breakfast is linked to improved scores on math, reading, and science tests.
•    Children who eat school breakfast may have a better intake of vitamins and minerals.
•    Eating school breakfast can protect children from the risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes.
•    Offering free breakfast to all children benefits both students and their schools.
•    Serving school breakfast in the classroom can boost children’s health and academic achievement.

You can watch the series at childobesity180.org/BreakfastEffect. Ready to promote school breakfast in your district? Access free toolkits, sample menus, and more from Action for Healthy Kids, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Fuel Up to Play 60, GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, and No Kid Hungry at our breakfast resource page.

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ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
January 14, 2014

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
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
December 19, 2013

Objective
Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed

Access Article

Download
Research
Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
August 1, 2013
Presentation
Perceptions about meals eaten at restaurants in a nationally representative sample of US children
July 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
July 31, 2013

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
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 three guiding principles.

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

Bloomberg published a piece by Peter Orszag in September, 2013. ChildObesity180 is featured. Read the full article

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ChildObesity180 Nutrition and Physical Activity Goals
January 14, 2014

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
Parent Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Activity During Out-of-School Time
December 19, 2013

Objective
Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed

Access Article

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

Vice-chair and Director, Dr. Christina Economos, wrote a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe in October, 2013. In it, she emphasizes the importance of staying the course in our efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Read the full article

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

Bloomberg published a piece by Peter Orszag in September, 2013. ChildObesity180 is featured. Read the full article

Download
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Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors.
August 1, 2013
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 three guiding principles.

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

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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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.

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