Articles and Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics - OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies - 

2004 – 2005 Active Living Research Reference List
Active Living Research has created a summary of references studying the relationships between the built environment, physical activity, and obesity for 2004-2005.

The organization found 101 references in 2004 and 160 in 2005. The articles were published in 100 different journals: 

2006 Conference Presentations
Active Living Research has posted PDF files of the PowerPoint presentations from its 2006 Annual Conference.

These presentations can be found in agenda order at: 

New Program Brief on AHRQ Research on Obesity and Overweight
AHRQ has released a new program brief that summarizes findings from current and completed projects focused on obesity and overweight.

It can be found at A print copy is available by sending an e-mail to  

Multi-Level Research on Childhood Obesity
Bennett Series lecture presented by Dr. Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, July 2007 
Download PowerPoint slides

Resources especially for Bariatric Surgery 

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)

National Congress on Childhood Obesity - March 19 in Miami, FL.

Youth Obesity Learning Collaborative (YOLC)

Executive Summary -

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