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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance- United States, 1999. MMWR. 2000; 49: 1-95.

United States Dairy League.

American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on school health policy statement. Soft drinks in schools. Pediatrics. 2004; 113: 152-154.

Story, M, Neumark-Sztainer, D, French, S. Individual and environmental influences on adolescent eating behaviors. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002; 102: S40-S51.

Adams, MA, Pelletier, RL, Zive, ME, Sallis, JF. Salad bars and fruit and vegetable consumption in elementary schools: a plate waste study. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005; 105: 1789-1792.

Shannon C., Story, M, Fulkerson, JA, French, S. Factors in the school cafeteria influencing food choices by high school students. J Sch Health. 2002; 72: 229-234.

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity. www.nplanonline.org- Fact sheets: Safe Routes to School; Zoning. Where We Focus: Marketing to Children; Childcare and School Environment.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Childhood Obesity: Reports; The Challenge.

(the above sources contributed to the fast facts)


Parent-report of youth height and weight: Child and Adolescent Health Measurment Initiative. 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity/index.htm; BRFSS 2007, 2008- VA data;

Obesity definitions from Virginia Department of Health
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Youth obesity statistics from Virginia Youth Survey:
https://www.vfhy.org/statistics/virginia-youth-survey

BMI Tables:

https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/

Virginia Action for Healthy Kids: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/filelib/stateaction/profiles/Virginia.pdf

The Obesity Society: http://www.obesity.org/information/childhood_overweight.asp

National Survey of Children's Health: http://www.nschdata.org/Content/#

(the above information contributed to the Facts/Stats page)


 The Obesity Society: http://www.obesity.org/information/childhood_overweight.asp

Obesity definitions from Virginia Department of Health: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Healthy Youth! https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm - Childhood Obesity; https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/tc/obesity-health-benefits-of-weight-loss

The Surgeon General's Call to Action on Overweight/Obesity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44206/

(above sources for FAQ page)


The Obesity Society: http://www.obesity.org/information/childhood_overweight.asp

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Healthy Youth! https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm

(the above sources for "For Parents" page)