Recent research studies as well as publications targeted to front-line child health professionals, parents and educators have focused public attention on the epidemic in childhood overweight in the United States. While studies debate various aspects of the problem, a consensus has emerged that trends in childhood overweight bode poorly for the health status of children now and as they age to maturity.

The Center has developed Childhood Overweight: What the Research Tells Us, a free publication summarizes key findings from the best studies on the background and health consequences of childhood overweight and has information regarding physical activity and schools and nutrition and schools.

Download the fact sheet [PDF format]

To order copies of fact sheets: Email your request to chhcs@gwu.edu. Up to 10 copies will be provided without charge.

Bulk orders exceeding 10 copies are billed at $1.00 per copy. Please send your request with check or money order to The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at 2121 K Street, NW Suite 250, Wash