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ERIC Number: ED509807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 58
Childhood Overweight: What the Research Tells Us
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
The rapid increase in overweight among children and adolescents is generating widespread concern. On average, rates of overweight for boys and girls remain similar. Some groups of children are more affected by overweight than others. This paper discusses the health consequences of childhood obesity. A list of school interventions for obesity prevention is also included.
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. 2121 K Street NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-466-3396; Fax: 202-466-3467; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Identifiers - Location: United States