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18WT 042: CHILDREN AND OBESITY/ CHILDHOOD OBESITY IS ON THE RISE IN THE U.S. & THE WORLD
Some helpful links in AZ:
AZ Way to Go
An obesity-prevention website created by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Committee to provide resources to clinicians and families in both English and Spanish. Lots of great printable sheets of information and even stickers.
Arizona Nutrition Network
Online games, videos and activities for children (in English and Spanish) with a focus on health and nutrition. Section for parents (also in English and Spanish) provides information on how nutrition and physical activity can help you and your family.
602-747-2528 • bannerhealth.com
Go Kids! is a free program that gives kids and families the tools and resources they need to maintain fun, active lives while making healthy choices to improve their overall fitness.
NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS TO HELP:
Baylor College of Medicine has a BMI calculator tool that allows you to plug in your child’s age, height (in inches) and weight so you can determine your child’s percentile rank. According to the site, any child ranking above the 85th percentile should be evaluated by a health professional.
Centers for Disease Control
Offers data and statistics, science-based strategies, policy information and national, state and local programs.
In partnership with the President Bill Clinton Foundation
World Obesity is a not-for-profit organization linking over 50 regional and national associations with over 10,000 professional members in scientific, medical and research organizations. It is an umbrella organization for national obesity associations which comprises 52 member associations, representing 56 countries.