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Helping Kids Eat Right! Healthy Food PyramidUnited States: 1963-2008

ChooseMyPlate.govWeight Management & Calories tabCalories tabDaily Food PlanCheck This Out!

REFERENCESBirch, L. L., & Ventura, A. K. (2009). Preventing childhood obesity: what works?. International Journal Of Obesity, 33S74-S81. doi:10.1038/ijo.2009.22

California School Health Centers Association. (2009). Preventing childhood obesity: research on effectiveschoolbased intervention.Kropski,J.A.(2008).Schoolbased ObesityPreventionPrograms:an Evidencebasedreview.Obesity.16 (5) 1009

Ogden CL, Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Johnson CL. Prevalence and trends in overweight among U.S. children and adolescents, 1999-2000. JAMA 288:1728-32. 2002.

United States Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Food groups. Retrieved from

Children and the Importanceof Eating HealthyTina Pham & Michelle PhillipsHSP 303Best Practice Research

Obesity Facts*Children who are overweight are at a much higher risk as adults for developing chronic health conditions.*Child obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.*U.S.: the % of children aged 6-11 years who were obese increased 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008.*Childhood obesity is the result of eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.*Health effects: immediate & long-term (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone/joint problems, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer).