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Overweight and Obesity in Kids and Teens

Family Resource Brief

Here you will find links to resources about care, services, and support and to websites for parents and caregivers and for kids and teens about overweight and obesity in kids and teens.

Care, Services, and Support

Websites for Parents and Caregivers

Websites for Kids and Teens

Learn more about overweight and obesity in kids and teens and nutrition, physical activity, food marketing, and nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention in child care and early education programs.

Need more information? Use the collection of resources that NCEMCH staff have put together for you and your family.


Overweight and Obesity in Kids and Teens: Family Resource Brief, 2nd ed. (December 2012). (Updated: October 2016).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Breanne C. Wilhite, B.S.
Reviewers: S. Jean Emans, M.D., Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Alison Field, Sc.D., Boston Children's Hospital; Stephanie Loup, M.P.H. and R.D. candidate, University of Minnesota; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH; Tracy Richmond, M.D., M.P.H., Boston Children's Hospital; Mikaela Robertson, M.P.H. and R.D. candidate, University of Minnesota; Kendrin Sonneville, R.D., Sc.D., Boston Children's Hospital.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., NCEMCH.

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.