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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PRAMStat System. 2017. Prevalence of selected maternal and child health indicators–United States, all sites, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2012 and 2013. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: This document reports the prevalence of selected maternal and child health indicators. Topics include nutrition and physical activity, prepregnancy weight, substance use, intimate partner violence, depression, pregnancy intention and family planning, health care services, oral health, health insurance status, infant sleep practices, and breastfeeding practices.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Body weight, Depression, Domestic violence, Family planning, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Population surveillance, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Puerperium, Safety, Sleep position, Substance use behavior

Lorenzo SB, Wilhite BC. 2016. Overweight and obesity in kids and teens: Resources for families (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find care, services, and support and websites about overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bibliographies, Body weight, Child health, Children, Diet, Electronic publications, Exercise, Families, Health behavior, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight gain, Weight management

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2016. State strategies for promoting children's preventive services. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of maps and the accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program performance-improvement projects, measures, or incentives promoting children’s preventive services. The series covers managed or accountable care performance-improvement projects; managed care performance measures; metrics or incentives in statewide Medicaid system transformation; other financial incentives; and non-financial incentives. Measures, projects, and incentives fall into the following six categories of services: behavioral health screenings, weight assessment, lead screening, immunizations, preventive oral health services, and well visits for children and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Financing, Health care reform, Measures, Medicaid managed care, Medical home, Mental health, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Systems development

American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito. 2016. Change Talk™: Changing the conversation about childhood obesity. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 1 v.

Annotation: This website and mobile application are designed to help pediatricians and other health care professionals lead conversations with parents and children about healthy weight. It provides a virtual practice environment in which health care professionals learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques. Professionals practice helping the virtual child and family identify motivation for change, and support them to implement modifications to their diet, screen time habits, and exercise routines.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 E-mail: obesity@aap.org Web Site: https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior change, Body weight, Children, Decision making, Exercise, Families, Goals, Health behavior, Interviews, Mobile applications, Motivation, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Role playing

Jones W, Lao S, Lilly S, Waters A. 2015. Evaluation of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program: Final report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Policy and Program Studies Service, 95 pp.

Annotation: This report examines how the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) projects were administered and implemented under revised regulations to align relevant program objectives with the Let's Move! Initiative. The report focuses on projects funded by fiscal year 2010 grant awards, the first cohort of grantees to implement projects under the revised PEP. Contents include a program overview, study purpose and design, a description of PEP projects, project implementation, new PEP priorities, project challenges, and summary and lessons learned. Topics include the role of community partnerships and grantee experiences with collecting and using body mass index data.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Policy and Program Studies Service, Washington, DC Web Site: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Prevention programs, Body height, Body weight, Data collection, Federal grants, Federal programs, Grants management, Measures, Obesity, Physical education, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships

Olson M, Chaffin J, Chudy N, Yang A. 2014. 2013: Healthy smiles/healthy growth—Wisconsin's third grade children. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings on oral health and growth status from a survey of students in third grade in Wisconsin public schools. Results are compared to results from earlier surveys. Topics include treated tooth decay, untreated decay, dental caries experience, urgency of need for oral health care, dental sealants, and body mass index for age (underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obese).

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, Fax: (608) 266-3483 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Growth, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Wisconsin

Kelly S, Anderson L. 2014. The New Hampshire 2013–14 Third Grade Healthy Smiles-Healthy Growth Survey: An oral health and body mass index assessment of New Hampshire third grade students. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide survey on the oral health, height, and weight status of students in third grade in New Hampshire. Contents include the survey background, a description of children participating in the oral health screening, and height and weight measurements, methods, and results. It includes data on children participating in the survey by county and statewide prevalence of tooth decay experience, dental sealants, treatment urgency, and overweight and obesity. Data are presented by sex and National School Lunch program participation at the school level and region level.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-3852, Telephone: (603) 271-4535 Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, ext. 4535 Fax: (603) 271-4506 E-mail: http://business.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=cdpc&b=Chronic%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control Web Site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/oral/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Body height, Body weight, Data collection, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Geographic regions, Health status, Low income groups, New Hampshire, Obesity, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, Sex characteristics, State surveys

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Effective Health Care Program. 2013, 2014. Keeping children at a healthy weight: A review of the research on ways to avoid becoming overweight or obese. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 13 pp.

James Madison University Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. 2013. Health Bites. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help families learn about good nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices. Topics include breastfeeding; weaning; oral health care for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; feeding younger infants, older infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; junk food, snacks, and eating out; and picky eaters. Additional topics include oral health and nutrition during pregnancy, portion sizes, cooking, shopping, gardening, family mealtime, healthy weight, and weight loss. Contents include videos and games, as well as information on nutrition education credit for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Consumer education materials, Continuing education, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Feeding, Health behavior, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Pregnant women, Toddlers

Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board and National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 2013. Guidelines on weight gain and pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 20 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines on weight gain for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant are based on the recommendations published in 2009 by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. They explain the importance of beginning pregnancy at a healthy weight; gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy; and returning to a healthy weight after your baby is born. Included is a list of things women can do to ensure healthy weight gain during pregnancy.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-27234-6.

Keywords: Body weight, Consumer education materials, Gestational weight gain, Guidelines, Infant health, Maternal health, Obesity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Weight gain, Weight management

Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board and National Research Council. 2013. Implementing guidelines on weight gain and pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 20 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for health professionals highlights key points from the new guidelines on weight gain and pregnancy published in 2009 by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Based on evidence that a woman's health and weight before pregnancy and after delivery are just as important as her health and weight during pregnancy, the booklet explains that beginning pregnancy at a healthy weight is key; that some weight gain during pregnancy (but not too much) is important; and that returning to a healthy weight after pregnancy will help set the stage for a healthy future pregnancy. A list of things that health professionals can do to help their patients achieve a healthy pregnancy is included.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-27239-1.

Keywords: Body weight, Gestational weight gain, Guidelines, Infant health, Maternal health, Obesity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Weight gain, Weight management

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, . 2013. Promoting healthy weight: The role of Title V. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights how state maternal and child health (MCH) programs are working to promote healthy weight in their states and communities by presenting an environmental scan of activities and snapshots of comprehensive state efforts. It provides an overview of Title V programs and highlights the most frequently userd strategies to address weight issues that states described in their MCH Block Grant narratives. The strategies include health promotion, education, and training efforts; data monitoring, surveillance, and evaluation; increasing collaborations and partnerships; developing and implementing policies and guidelines; and capacity and systems building. Snapshots feature one state from each of the 10 Health Resources and Services Administration regions to show the breadth of activities and roles for Title V program involvement. A list of resources is also included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Collaboration, Community programs, Education, Health promotion, MCH programs, Obesity, Program evaluation, Public policy, State programs, Statistical data, Title V programs, Training, Weight management

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Expanding nutritional counseling to prevent childhood obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 12, 2013, discusses strategies for improving nutritional guidance for children and adolescents. Contents include 1 video, along with the webcast agenda, speaker biographies, presentation slides, and additional resources. Topics include the importance of good nutrition in childhood; a brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements; the origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for children who are overweight; and a health plan experience participating in the pilot, with considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Federal initiatives, Financing, Nutrition counseling, Pilot projects, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 2013. Collaborative action now to defeat obesity (CAN DO) playbook. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This self-directed guide is designed to teach individuals and teams how to apply evidence-based strategies to address obesity prevention in settings that influence health including schools, clinics, hospitals, and communities. Contents include strategies for change preceded by an introduction to quality improvement, and a section on sustainability and spread. Topics include forming an effective team and making a clear plan, creating a consistent message, developing a system for assessing weight status and health behaviors, deploying a customized healthy weight plan for all individuals, aligning resources to build community capacity, and influencing polices that enable exercise and healthy eating. An online community connected to the playbook lets participants share ideas, get help, and network with others about improving their community’s health.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Community based services, Health promotion, Local initiatives, Multidisciplinary teams, Networking, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Program planning, Public health, Quality assurance, Sustainability

Weight-control Information Network. 2012. Helping your child: Tips for parents. [Upd. ed.]. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 22 pp. (Healthy eating and physical activity across your lifespan)

Annotation: This booklet for parents offers information about how to help families learn healthy habits, healthy eating and physical activity. Topics discussed include how healthy eating and physical activity help children, how children's eating and activity habits are formed, what children should eat, how to help children eat better, how to help children be more active, and how to help overweight children. Information on serving sizes, sources of calcium, and snack ideas is also provided. Resources and suggestions for additional reading are included, as well. The booklet concludes with a tear-off checklist for encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Contact: Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, One Win Way, Bethesda, MD 20892-3665, Telephone: (877) 946-4627 Fax: (202) 828-1028 E-mail: WIN@info.niddk.nih.gov Web Site: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub no. 04-4955.

Keywords: Body weight, Child health, Child nutrition, Consumer education materials, Food habits, Obesity, Physical activity, Snacks

Caleb Drayton FL, Walker D, Mikolowsky K, Staub-DeLong L, Austin C, Wilson S. 2012. FIndings from a review of grantee programs for promoting healthy weight in women. Bethesda, MD: Abt Associates, 83 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes results of a review of programs implemented by 14 original Healthy Weight grantees to identify best practices and lessons learned for promoting healthy weight among women. It describes how the study was conducted and lessons learned as to facilitators and barriers to program success. The study reviewed all applications, interim reports, and final reports of the grantee programs funded and implemented from September 2004 through April 2010. Program descriptions are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Abt Associates Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 913-0500 Fax: (301) 652-3618 Web Site: http://www.abtassociates.com/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Community programs, Federal MCH programs, Model programs, Program evaluation, Weight management, Women

Wendt M, Todd JE. 2011. The effect of food and beverage prices on children's weights. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the effect of food prices on children’s Body Mass Index (BMI) based on variation in food prices across time and geographic areas. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99, and the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database, the report presents findings indicating that lower prices for dark green vegetables and lowfat milk are associated with reduced BMI among children, while higher prices for soda, juices, starchy vegetables, and sweet snacks are associated with lower BMIs. The report concludes that the effect of subsidizing healthy food may be just as large as raising prices of less healthy foods. The appendices provide additional information on the Food-at-Home Price database and the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), used to determine the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5831, Telephone: (202) 694-5050 E-mail: infocenterers.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.ers.usda.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ERR-118.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Body weight, Child health, Comparative analysis, Costs, Data, Economic factors, Food, Food consumption, Obesity, Research, Studies

Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable. 2011. Learning how pediatric BMI surveillance can lead to approaches to combating childhood obesity. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute, 1 webcast (2 hrs., 38 min.).

Annotation: This webcast provides audio and video coverage of the Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity" held on November 7, 2011 The discussion audience included those in nutrition, epidemiology, behavioral health, health policy, health informatics, and pediatrics. The event was cosponsored by Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Child health, Health policy, Obesity, Population surveillance, Prevention, Program improvement

Averett S, Corman H, Reichman N. 2010. Effects of overweight on risky sexual behavior of adolescent girls. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 34 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16172)

Annotation: This working paper analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health to estimate the effects of adolescent girls' overweight on their propensity to engage in risky sexual behavior. Included are estimates on the likelihood of overweight and obese teenage girls to engage in certain types of risky sexual behavior as compared with their recommended-weight peers.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Body weight, National surveys, Obesity, Research, Risk taking, Sexual behavior

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Prevention Services. 2010. New Hampshire 2008-09 Third Grade Healthy Smiles-Healthy Growth Survey: Oral health and body mass index assessment of New Hamsphire 3rd grade students. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, 9 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an oral health screening and body mass index assessment among students in third grade in New Hampshire public schools. Topics include demographics of children undergoing oral health screenings and height and weight measurements. Statewide and regional prevalence statistics on tooth decay experience, dental sealants, oral health treatment urgency, overweight, and obesity are also addressed.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-3852, Telephone: (603) 271-4535 Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, ext. 4535 Fax: (603) 271-4506 E-mail: http://business.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=cdpc&b=Chronic%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control Web Site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/oral/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Data, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, New Hampshire, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.