Childhood ADHD Increases Risk of Adult Obesity(website) The study, Obesity in Men with Childhood ADHD: A 33-Year Controlled, Prospective, Follow-up Study, in the June 2013 issue of Pediatrics found that men with childhood ADHD are twice as likely to experience higher BMI and obesity rates in adulthood than men without childhood ADHD.
The new standards on preventing childhood obesity are now available!(pdf) These updated standards will be a part of the comprehensive Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Pro grams, Third Edition (CFOC, 3rd Ed.) to be released in 2011. The standards are for all types of early care and education settings—centers and family child care homes.
Be Outside, Idaho Be Outside encourages children and families to get outside and be active. As a coalition of diverse agencies, organizations and private citizens, Be Outside is united in the common cause of empowering all Idahoans to lead healthy lives by developing a sense of place in Idaho's outdoors.
Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood(pdf) A new resource summarizes key points from a recent Grantmakers in Health Issue Dialogue discussing health weight in early childhood. Start Smart: Healthy Weight in Early Childhood includes actions that health professionals and child care professionals, federal programs, and others should pursue in the areas of growth monitoring, physical activity, healthy eating, marketing and screen time, and sleep.
Preventing Childhood Obesity 5-2-1-0 Order Forms(pdf) Many providers and their clinics have requested a way to order more 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! tear-away forms. Blue Cross is working on getting this form online, but until then please use the attached fillable pdf form to obtain additional copies.
State Action Guides(website) Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors site featuring Children's Food Environment Indicator Report State Action Guides as well as customizable PowerPoint presentation for presenting the Indicator Report to audiences within your state.
Interested in Becoming a Healthy Active Living Hero?(pdf) The AAP Healthy Active Living for Families: Right from the Start project will develop, test, and disseminate a series of positive and developmentally appropriate messages related to obesity prevention for use at pediatric well-child visits. This project is unique because it focuses on obesity prevention for infants and very young children and incorporates parent input throughout the material development process.
Initial focus groups were conducted in fall 2010 to better understand families' concerns, questions and experiences surrounding healthy active living and obesity prevention. The project's Editorial Board used this parent feedback, along with expert panel recommendations, AAP Bright Futures Guidelines and data from several national studies to create a series of positive, developmentally appropriate, plain language messages for families. We're now conducting another round of focus groups to see if the messages are actionable and meaningful to parents.
We are looking for providers in several regions of the country to assist with parent recruitment for these 1-time focus groups. Please see the attached PDF for further information on how to become a Healthy Active Living Hero! If you would like to participate, please contact Amy Kephart, MPH, Program Manager, Obesity Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org
Order CHOPCHOP Magazine(magazine) CHOPCHOP is a quarterly food magazine for kids aged 5-12 and their families that is full of fun and healthy recipes, games, and food facts.