Resources and Links

Obesity prevention-related recommendations, reports, and other resources from national and international government agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Obesity Background

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOverweight and Obesity

U.S. Department of AgricultureWeight and Obesity

U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHealthy People 2020: Nutrition and Weight Status

European CommissionNutrition and Physical Activity – Policy

World Health Organization (WHO)Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

WHO European Database on Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity (NOPA)About NOPA

Obesity Research Centers

Children’s Hospital Boston –New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center

Harvard School of Public Health

International Association for the Study of ObesityInternational Obesity Task Force

Louisiana State University –Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation –Active Living Research | Healthy Eating Research

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yale University –Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Obesity Prevention Programs and Campaigns

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Harvard School of Public Health

Institute of Medicine and HBO Documentary Films

Let’s Move

National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)

Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative (OSNAP)

Partnership for a Healthier America

The Campaign to End Obesity

Today I Will (The Cooper Institute)

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Obesity Prevention Reports and Recommendations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine

Other U.S. Government

The Campaign to End ObesityAssessing the Economics of Obesity and Obesity Interventions (2012)

Trust for America’s Health

European Commission –Strategy on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related Health Issues

World Health Organization (WHO)Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Journals and Books

International Journal of Obesity

Obesity

Hu, FB. Obesity Epidemiology. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gillman, MW. Maternal Obesity. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Professional Associations

Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society

European Association for the Study of Obesity

International Association for the Study of Obesity

The Obesity Society