Childhood Overweight: What the Research Tells Us — A fact sheet
A 6-page fact sheet, in asp and pdf formats, with the latest information from peer-reviewed research. June 2007 update provides new research guidance on effective school-based interventions.

Issue Brief: The Role of School Health Professionals in Preventing Childhood Overweight
Prepared for a conference on schools and childhood overweight, this paper discusses how schools may play a role in reducing the risk of childhood overweight from the perspective of building-based health professionals.

School Nurses, School-Based Health Centers and Childhood Overweight: A report from a conference
Summarizes discussions and recommendations from a 2-day invitational meeting in April 2006. Powerpoint presentations by speakers are also available.

InFocus: Body Mass Index for Children
A brief history of the BMI together with a discussion of issues associated with its use.

Childhood Overweight: A Select Bibliography
In addition to articles that provide an overview of the issue, topics include health consequences of childhood overweight, physical activity and schools, and school-based interventions.

Additional resources
Links on a range of topics related to childhood overweight, nutrition, and physical exercise including background information, universal approaches and targeted strategies for schools, government resources and reports, and laws and polices.

For more resources, visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation web site:

Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight