See below for action items and themes citations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overweight and Obesity. 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/basics.html. Accessed March 9, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Causes and Consequences of Obesity. 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/causes/index.html. Accessed March 8, 2012.
Butryn ML, Phelan S, Hill JO, Wing RR. Consistent Self-monitoring of Weight: A Key Component of Successful Weight Loss Maintenance[ast][ast]. Obesity. 2007;15(12):3091-3096.
Ogden CL, Statistics NCfH. Mean Body Weight, Height, and Body Mass Index: United States 1960-2002: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics; 2004.
VanWormer JJ, Martinez AM, Martinson BC, et al. Self-weighing promotes weight loss for obese adults. Am J Prev Med. 2009;36(1):70-73.
U.S. Department of Agriculture & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. . Vol 7th edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2010.
Song WO, Chun OK, Obayashi S, Cho S, Chung CE. Is consumption of breakfast associated with body mass index in US adults? Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2005;105(9):1373-1382.
Otten JJ, Jones KE, Littenberg B, Harvey-Berino J. Effects of television viewing reduction on energy intake and expenditure in overweight and obese adults: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2109.
Sugiyama T, Merom D, Reeves M, Leslie E, Owen N. Habitual active transport moderates the association of TV viewing time with body mass index. Journal of physical activity & health. 2010;7(1):11.
Raynor DA, Phelan S, Hill JO, Wing RR. Television Viewing and Long-Term Weight Maintenance: Results from the National Weight Control Registry&ast. Obesity. 2006;14(10):1816-1824.
PRWeb. U.S Weight Loss Market Worth $60.9 Billion. 80% of Dieters Now Do It Themselves, Highest Level Ever. 2011; http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8393658.htm. Accessed March 10, 2012.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. American time use survey summary. Economic news release. 2011. Accessed March 10, 2012.
US Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020. 2010; http://healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicid=33. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, et al. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: A Second Update of Codes and MET Values. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011;43(8):1575-1581 1510.1249/MSS.1570b1013e31821ece31812.
Blanck H, Galuska D, Gillespie C, et al. Fruit and vegetable consumption among adults-United States, 2005. MMWR. 2007;56(10):213-217.
Rideout VJ, Foehr UG, Roberts DF. Generation M2: Media in the lives of 8-to 18-year-olds. Menlo Park: The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation;2010.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,. ; 2008.
Rampersaud GC, Pereira MA, Girard BL, Adams J, Metzl JD. Breakfast habits, nutritional status, body weight, and academic performance in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2005;105(5):743-760.
Timlin MT, Pereira MA, Story M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Breakfast eating and weight change in a 5-year prospective analysis of adolescents: Project EAT (Eating Among Teens). Pediatrics. 2008;121(3):e638-e645.
Chen X, Beydoun MA, Wang Y. Is Sleep Duration Associated With Childhood Obesity[quest] A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obesity. 2008;16(2):265-274.
Smaldone A, Honig JC, Byrne MW. Sleepless in America: inadequate sleep and relationships to health and well-being of our nation's children. Pediatrics. 2007;119(Supplement 1):S29-S37.
Lasater G, Piernas C, Popkin BM. Beverage patterns and trends among school-aged children in the US, 1989-2008. Nutr J. 2011;10:103.
Bleich SN, Wang YC, Wang Y, Gortmaker SL. Increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among US adults: 1988-1994 to 1999-2004. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2009;89(1):372-381.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Empty Calories Chart: How do I count the empty calories I eat? Choose My Plate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/supertracker-tools/empty-calories-chart.html.
Tate DF, Turner-McGrievy G, Lyons E, et al. Replacing caloric beverages with water or diet beverages for weight loss in adults: main results of the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2012;95(3):555-563.
Harvard School of Public Health. How to Spot Added Sugar on Nutrition Labels: Healthy Drinks. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/added-sugar-on-food-labels/#1 Accessed March 10, 2012.
Committee on Nutrition and the Council on Sports Medicine Fitness. Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents: Are They Appropriate? Pediatrics. June 1, 2011 2011;127(6):1182-1189.
Young LR, Nestle M. The contribution of expanding portion sizes to the US obesity epidemic. Am J Public Health. 2002;92(2):246.
Duffey KJ, Popkin BM. Energy density, portion size, and eating occasions: contributions to increased energy intake in the United States, 1977-2006. PLoS medicine. 2011;8(6):e1001050.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. Do Increased Portion Sizes Affect How Much We Eat? Research to Practice Series. 2006.; No 2.:http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/pdf/portion_size_research.pdf. . Accessed March 10, 2012.
Wansink B, Chandon P. Meal size, not body size, explains errors in estimating the calorie content of meals. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2006;145(5):326-332.
U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005. In: U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ed. Vol 6th Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005.
U.S. Department of Commerce. Industry Report: Food Manufacturing NAICS 311 2008; http://trade.gov/td/ocg/report08_processedfoods.pdf. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Weight - it's not diet, it's a lifestyle 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/meals.html. Accessed March 12, 2012.
Cooke L, Wardle J, Gibson E, Sapochnik M, Sheiham A, Lawson M. Demographic, familial and trait predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption by pre-school children. Public Health Nutr. 2004;7(2):295-302.
Neumark-Sztainer D, Larson NI, Fulkerson JA, Eisenberg ME, Story M. Family meals and adolescents: what have we learned from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)? Public Health Nutr. Jul 2010;13(7):1113-1121.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children's Food Environment State Indicator Report, 2011. 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/ChildrensFoodEnvironment.pdf. Accessed March 10, 2012.
Berge JM. A review of familial correlates of child and adolescent obesity: what has the 21st century taught us so far? International journal of adolescent medicine and health. 2009;21(4):457.
Coon KA, Goldberg J, Rogers BL, Tucker KL. Relationships between use of television during meals and children's food consumption patterns. Pediatrics. 2001;107(1):e7.
Guthrie JF, Lin BH, Frazao E. Role of food prepared away from home in the American diet, 1977-78 versus 1994-96: changes and consequences. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2002;34(3):140-150.
Larson NI, Perry CL, Story M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Food preparation by young adults is associated with better diet quality. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2006;106(12):2001-2007.
Laska MN, Larson NI, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M. Does involvement in food preparation track from adolescence to young adulthood and is it associated with better dietary quality? Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study. Public Health Nutr. 2011(Journal Article):1.
Poti JM, Popkin BM. Trends in energy intake among US children by eating location and food source, 1977-2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011;111(8):1156-1164.
Slavin J. Position of the American Dietetic Association: health implications of dietary fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008;108(10):1716.
Nebeling L, Yaroch AL, Seymour JD, Kimmons J. Still Not Enough: Can We Achieve Our Goals for Americans to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables in the Future? Am J Prev Med. 2007;32(4):354-355.
Division of Nutrition PA, and Obesity and National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,. . Breastfeeding Report Card--United States, 2011. 2011; www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/2011BreastfeedingReportCard.pdf. Accessed March 12, 2012.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. 2011. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Cleland V, Crawford D, Baur L, Hume C, Timperio A, Salmon J. A prospective examination of children's time spent outdoors, objectively measured physical activity and overweight. Int J Obes. 2008;32(11):1685-1693.
Bassett Jr DR, Wyatt HR, Thompson H, et al. Pedometer-measured physical activity and health behaviors in United States adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(10):1819.
Wagner A, Simon C, Ducimetiere P, et al. Leisure-time physical activity and regular walking or cycling to work are associated with adiposity and 5 y weight gain in middle-aged men: the PRIME Study. International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders: journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2001;25(7):940.
The Presidents Council on Fitness S, & Nutrition,. Choose A Challenge: Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+). https://www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/active/index.shtml. Accessed March 14, 2012.
Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physical Activity Statistics. 1988-2008 No Leisure-Time Physical Activity Trend Chart. . 2010. Accessed March 3, 2012.
Ekelund U, Luan J, Sherar LB, Esliger DW, Griew P, Cooper A. Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity and Sedentary Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(7):704-712.
Gustafson SL, Rhodes RE. Parental correlates of physical activity in children and early adolescents. Sports Medicine. 2006;36(1):79-97.
Jago R, Macdonald-Wallis K, Thompson JL, Page AS, Brockman R, Fox KR. Better with a Buddy: Influence of Best Friends on Children's Physical Activity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011;43(2):259.
Wing RR, Jeffery RW. Benefits of recruiting participants with friends and increasing social support for weight loss and maintenance. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 1999;67(1):132.
Borg G. Ratings of perceived exertion and heart rates during short-term cycle exercise and their use in a new cycling strength test. Int J Sports Med. Aug 1982;3(3):153-158.
Farley TA, Rice J, Bodor JN, Cohen DA, Bluthenthal RN, Rose D. Measuring the food environment: shelf space of fruits, vegetables, and snack foods in stores. Journal of Urban Health. 2009;86(5):672-682.
Monsivais P, Drewnowski A. The rising cost of low-energy-density foods. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2007;107(12):2071-2076.
Todd JE, Mancino L, Lin BH. The impact of food away from home on adult diet quality. Economic Research Report. 2010. www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err90.
National Heart L, and Blood Institute,. Portion Distortion and Serving Size. Portions and Servings: What's the Difference? We can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/eat-right/distortion.htm. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incorporating Away-from-Home Food into a Healthy Eating Plan. Research to Practice Series. No. 6:http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/pdf/r2p_away_from_home_food.pdf. Accessed March 10, 2012.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. American Time Use Survey: Household Activities. 2011; http://www.bls.gov/tus/current/household.htm. Accessed March 10, 2012.
Bowman SA, Gortmaker SL, Ebbeling CB, Pereira MA, Ludwig DS. Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey. Pediatrics. 2004;113(1):112-118.
Bowman SA, Vinyard BT. Fast food consumption of US adults: impact on energy and nutrient intakes and overweight status. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2004;23(2):163-168.
Ayala GX, Rogers M, Arredondo EM, et al. Away-from-home food intake and risk for obesity: examining the influence of context. Obesity. 2008;16(5):1002-1008.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eat More, Weigh Less? 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/energy_density.html. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Church TS, Thomas DM, Tudor-Locke C, et al. Trends over 5 decades in US occupation-related physical activity and their associations with obesity. PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e19657.
Katzmarzyk P, Church T, Craig C, Bouchard C. Sitting time and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009;41(5):998-1005.
Healy GN, Dunstan DW, Salmon J, Shaw JE, Zimmet PZ, Owen N. Television time and continuous metabolic risk in physically active adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2008;40(4):639.
Hamer M, Chida Y. Active commuting and cardiovascular risk: A meta-analytic review. Prev Med. 2008;46(1):9-13.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. American Time Use Survey: Work and Work-related Activities. 2011; http://www.bls.gov/tus/current/work.htm. . Accessed March 13, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Weight - it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! Rethink Your Drink. 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/drinks.html. Accessed March 12, 2012.
Kant AK, Graubard BI. Eating out in America, 1987-2000: trends and nutritional correlates. Prev Med. Feb 2004;38(2):243-249.
Wansink B, Painter JE, Lee YK. The office candy dish: proximity's influence on estimated and actual consumption. Int J Obes. 2006;30(5):871-875.
Finkelstein EA, Burgess SM, Hale BC. The costs of obesity in the workplace. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010;52(10):971.
Finkelstein EA, Trogdon JG, Cohen JW, Dietz W. Annual medical spending attributable to obesity: payer-and service-specific estimates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009;28(5):w822-w831.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. 2009 Almanac of Chronic Disease:The Impact of Chronic Disease on U.S. Health and Prosperity A Collection of Statistics and Commentary2009.
Piernas C, Popkin BM. Trends in snacking among US children. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29(3):398-404.
Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM. Dietary sources of energy, solid fats, and added sugars among children and adolescents in the United States. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010;110(10):1477-1484.
Smith EP. The Role of Afterschool Settings in Positive Youth Development. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007;41(3):219-220.
Health USDo, Human S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services;2008.
Briefel RR, Wilson A, Gleason PM. Consumption of low-nutrient, energy-dense foods and beverages at school, home, and other locations among school lunch participants and nonparticipants. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009;109(2):S79-S90.
Food and Nutrition Service. National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet. 2011; http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/AboutLunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf. Accessed March 14, 2012.
Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children. Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, Goals, Recommendations, and Potential Actions. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine; 2011.
Helen M H. Which comes first in food-mood relationships, foods or moods? Appetite. 2012;58(2):771-775.
Hepworth R, Mogg K, Brignell C, Bradley BP. Negative mood increases selective attention to food cues and subjective appetite. Appetite. 2010;54(1):134-142.
Bjorntorp P. Do stress reactions cause abdominal obesity and comorbidities? Obesity reviews. 2001;2(Journal Article):73.
Manzoni GM, Pagnini F, Gorini A, et al. Can Relaxation Training Reduce Emotional Eating in Women with Obesity? An Exploratory Study with 3 Months of Follow-Up. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009;109(8):1427-1432.
Neumark-Sztainer D, Bauer KW, Friend S, Hannan PJ, Story M, Berge JM. Family Weight Talk and Dieting: How Much Do They Matter for Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescent Girls? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2010;47(3):270-276.
Knutson KL, Spiegel K, Penev P, Van Cauter E. The metabolic consequences of sleep deprivation. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2007;11(3):163-178.
Christakis NA, Fowler JH. The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007;357(4):370-379.
Bopp M, Fallon EA. Individual and institutional influences on faith-based health and wellness programming. Health education research. 2011(Journal Article).
Puhl R, Heuer C. Obesity stigma: Important considerations for public health. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(6):1019-1028.
National Institute of Mental Health. Study Tracks Prevalence of Eating Disorders. 2009; http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2007/study-tracks-prevalence-of-eating-disorders.shtml. Accessed March 13, 2012.
PBS. Perfect illusions: Eating disorders and the family - Binge-eating disorder. 2003; http://www.pbs.org/perfectillusions/eatingdisorders/index.html. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Council on Communications Media. Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media. Pediatrics. July 1, 2011 2011;128(1):201-208.
Miller SA, Taveras EM, RIFAS-SHIMAN SL, Gillman MW. Association between television viewing and poor diet quality in young children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 2008;3(3):168-176.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Influence of Media on Overweight and Obesity Among Latino Youth Salud America! 2011; http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/73673.saludamerica.media.pdf. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Baranowski T, Abdelsamad D, Baranowski J, et al. Impact of an Active Video Game on Healthy Children's Physical Activity. Pediatrics. 2012;129(3):e636-e642.
Council on Communications and Media. Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years. Pediatrics. 2011;128(5):1040-1045.
USDA. What is the relationship between screen time and body weight in adults. 2010; http://www.nel.gov/evidence.cfm?evidence_summary_id=250289.
Biddle SJ, O'Connell S, Braithwaite RE. Sedentary behaviour interventions in young people: a meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. Sep 2011;45(11):937-942.
Feldman S, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M. Associations between watching TV during family meals and dietary intake among adolescents. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007;39(5):257-263.
Gantz W, Schwartz N, Angelini JR, Rideout V. Food for thought: Television food advertising to children in the United States: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation;2007.
Powell LM, Szczypka G, Chaloupka FJ. Exposure to Food Advertising on Television Among US Children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. June 1, 2007 2007;161(6):553-560.
Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth IoM. Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? Washington D.C: National Academies Press;2006.
Kovacic WE, Harbour PJ, Leibowitz J, Rosch J. Marketing food to children and adolescents: A review of industry expenditures, activities, and self-regulation: A report to congress2008.
Jennifer L. Harris PD, M.B.A., Marlene B. Schwartz PD, Kelly D. Brownell PD. Fast Food Facts: Yale Rudd Center 2010.
Stitt C, Kunkel D. Food advertising during children's television programming on broadcast and cable channels. Health Commun. Nov 2008;23(6):573-584.
Kunkel D, McKinley C. Developing ratings for food products: lessons learned from media rating systems. J Nutr Educ Behav. Mar-Apr 2007;39(2 Suppl):S25-31.
Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Black JB, Chen D. Neighborhood-based differences in physical activity: an environment scale evaluation. Journal Information. 2003;93(9).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010. . 2010; http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/PA_State_Indicator_Report_2010.pdf. Accessed March 10, 2012.
National Research Council. Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? Examining the Evidence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press 2005.
Buzby JC, Wells HF. Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Dietary Recommendations Will Impact Agriculture. Amber Waves 2007; http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/April07/Findings/Meeting.htm.
Environmental Working Group. Total USDA Subsidies in United States, 1995-2010 2011 Farm Subsidy Data Base http://farm.ewg.org/top_recips.php?fips=00000&progcode=total.
ERS U. Food Desert Locator. 2012; http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/fooddesert/about.html#Overview
Fielding JE, Simon PA. Food Deserts or Food Swamps?: Comment on "Fast Food Restaurants and Food Stores". Arch Intern Med. July 11, 2011 2011;171(13):1171-1172.
Economic Research Service U. The Food Assistance Landscape FY 2011 Annual Report. Bulletin number 93 ed2012.
USDA Office of Communications. USDA Selects Massachusetts to Test Ground-Breaking Nutrition Pilot Program. Newsroom: Press Releases 2010. Accessed March 15, 2012.
2007. CMNYCM. National survey of employer-sponsored health plans: 2006 survey report. New York2007.
Goetzel RZ, Roemer EC, Liss-Levinson RC, Samoly DK. Workplace Health Promotion:Policy Recommendations that Encourage Employers to Support Health Improvement Programs for their Workers. 2008 http://www.prevent.org/data/files/initiatives/workplacehealtpromotion-policyrecommendations.pdf.
Li R, Darling N, Maurice E, Barker L, Grummer-Strawn LM. Breastfeeding rates in the United States by characteristics of the child, mother, or family: the 2002 National Immunization Survey. Pediatrics. 2005;115(1):e31-e37.
Section on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. Pediatrics. March 1, 2012 2012;129(3):e827-e841.
Shealy KR, Li R, Benton-Davis S, LM. G-S. The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2005.
Levi J, Segal LM, St. Laurent R, Kohn D. F as in Fat 2011: How Obesity Threatens America's Future. Washington, DC: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,;2011.
Swinburn B, Sacks G, Lobstein T, et al. The 'Sydney Principles' for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children. Public Health Nutr. Sep 2008;11(9):881-886.
Sacks G, Swinburn B, Lawrence M. Obesity Policy Action framework and analysis grids for a comprehensive policy approach to reducing obesity. Obes Rev. Jan 2009;10(1):76-86.
Rudd Center. Marketing Polies and Legal Issues. http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/what_we_do.aspx?id=297.
Faulkner GEJ, Buliung RN, Flora PK, Fusco C. Active school transport, physical activity levels and body weight of children and youth: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2009;48(1):3-8.
McDonald NC. Active Transportation to School:: Trends Among US Schoolchildren, 1969-2001. Am J Prev Med. 2007;32(6):509-516.
Williamson J, Pahor M. Evidence Regarding the Benefits of Physical Exercise. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(2):124-125.
Schmidt WD, Biwer CJ, Kalscheuer LK. Effects of Long versus Short Bout Exercise on Fitness and Weight Loss in Overweight Females. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2001;20(5):494-501.
Gillespie C, Kuklina EV, Briss PA, Blair NA, Hong Y. Vital signs: prevalence, treatment, and control of hypertension-United States, 1999-2002 and 2005-2008: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;2011.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;2011.
Fulkerson JA, Story M, Mellin A, Leffert N, Neumark-Sztainer D, French SA. Family Dinner Meal Frequency and Adolescent Development: Relationships with Developmental Assets and High-Risk Behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006;39(3):337-345.
Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D, Hannan PJ, Story M. Family meal frequency and weight status among adolescents: cross-sectional and 5-year longitudinal associations. Obesity. 2008;16(11):2529-2534.
Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fulkerson JA, Story M. Family meals and substance use: is there a long-term protective association? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2008;43(2):151-156.
Cabana MD, Jee SH. Does continuity of care improve patient outcomes. J Fam Pract. 2004;53(12):974-980.
NIDDK. Weight Control Information Network: Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program. http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/choosing.htm. Accessed March 2012.
Barlow SE, Dietz WH. Obesity evaluation and treatment: Expert Committee recommendations. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services. Pediatrics. Sep 1998;102(3):E29.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Talking to your Child's Doctor or Nurse. http://www.healthiergeneration.org/uploadedFiles/For_Parents/afhg_talking_with_your_childs_doctor_or_nurse.pdf.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Balance Food and Activity: What is Energy Balance? http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/healthy-weight-basics/balance.htm.
Economic Research Service. Data Sets: Nutrient Availability: US Department of Agriculture; 2009.
Pirog R, Benjamin A. Checking the food odometer: Comparing food miles for local versus conventional produce sales to Iowa institutions. Agricultural Marketing. 2003(July).
Cutler D, Glaeser E, Shapiro J. Why have Americans become more obese? Journal of Economic Perspectives. 2003;17(3):93-118.
Sturm R. PEER REVIEWED: Childhood Obesity-What We Can Learn From Existing Data on Societal Trends, Part 2. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2005;2(2).
Levine AS, Kotz CM, Gosnell BA. Sugars and fats: the neurobiology of preference. J Nutr. 2003;133(3):831S-834S.
Farah H, Buzby JC. U.S. Food Consumption Up 16 Percent Since 1970. Amber Waves. 2005;November. http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/November05/findings/usfoodconsumption.htm.
Economic Research Service. Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System. Data Sets 2011; http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodConsumption/ Accessed March 10, 2012.
Dobson PW, Gerstner E. For a few cents more: Why supersize unhealthy food? Marketing Science. 2010;29(4):770-778.
Stewart H, Blisard N, Bhuyan S, Nayga Jr RM. The demand for food away from home. In: Economic Research Service, ed: United States Department of Agriculture.; 2004.
Michele Ver Ploeg, Vince Breneman, Tracey Farrigan, et al. Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food-Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress. In: Economic Research Service, ed. Washington,DC: United States Department of Agriculture; 2009.
Moore LV, Roux AVD. Associations of neighborhood characteristics with the location and type of food stores. Journal Information. 2006;96(2).
United States Department of Agriculture. Dairy. ChooseMyPlate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/dairy.html. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Nutrition Co. The Use and Misuse of Fruit Juice in Pediatrics. Pediatrics. May 1, 2001 2001;107(5):1210-1213.
Hawkes C. Marketing activities of global soft drink and fast food companies in emerging markets: a review. Globalization, diets and noncommunicable diseases. 2002:1-78.
Hill JO, Peters JC. Environmental contributions to the obesity epidemic. Science. 1998;280(5368):1371-1374.
Chester J, Montgomery K. Opportunities for Addressing Interactive Food & Beverage Marketing to Youth: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;2009.
Kumanyika S, Grier S. Targeting interventions for ethnic minority and low-income populations. The Future of children / Center for the Future of Children, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Spring 2006;16(1):187-207.
Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children. Early childhood obesity prevention policies - report brief. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine; 2011.
O'Connor TM, Hughes SO, Watson KB, et al. Parenting practices are associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in pre-school children. Public Health Nutr. 2009;13(1):91.
Let's Move. Let's Move Childcare Fact Sheet. 2011; http://www.letsmove.gov/sites/letsmove.gov/files/Let_s_Move_Child_Care_Fact_Sheet.pdf. . Accessed March 14, 2012.
Laughlin L, Bureau UC. Who's Minding the Kids?: Child Care Arrangements, Spring 2005/Summer 2006: US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; 2010.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ObesityAndKids/. . Accessed March 14, 2012.
Food and Nutrition Service. School breakfast program fact sheet 2011; http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Breakfast/AboutBFast/SBPFactSheet.pdf.
Food and Nutrition Service. Comparison of Current and New Regulatory Requirements Under Final Rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs"-Jan 2012. 2012. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/comparison.pdf.
Food and Nutrition Service. Small farms/school meals initiative - town hall meeting: A step-by-step guide on how to bring small farms and local schools together. 2000. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/downloadable/small.pdf.
Chefs Move to Schools. Chefs Move to Schools. 2012; http://www.chefsmovetoschools.org/.
Let's Move. Salad Bars 2 Schools. 2010; www.saladbars2schools.org. Accessed March 28, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. Nutrition standards for foods in schools: recommended nutrition standards for foods outside of school meal programs. 2009; http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/nutrition/pdf/nutrition_factsheet_parents.pdf.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Youth physical activity: the role of families. 2009.
Danice K. Eaton, Laura Kann, Steve Kinchen SS, et al. Youth risk behavior surveillance - United States, 2009. MMWR. 2010;59(SS-5):1-142.
Datar A, Sturm R. Physical education in elementary school and body mass index: evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study. Journal Information. 2004;94(9).
Le Masurier G, Corbin CB. Top 10 reasons for quality physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation 38; Dance. 2006;77(6):1-58.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006 Fact Sheet: Physical Education. 2007; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shpps/2006/factsheets/pdf/FS_PhysicalEducation_SHPPS2006.pdf. Accessed March 14, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The association between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
Barros RM, Silver EJ, Stein REK. School recess and group classroom behavior. Pediatrics. 2009;123(2):431-436.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Facts for families: children and sports. 2005; http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/children_and_sports. Accessed March 12, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health. Characteristics of an effective health education curriculum. 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/characteristics/index.htm. . Accessed March 12, 2012.
Evans A, Ranjit N, Rutledge R, et al. Exposure to Multiple Components of a Garden-Based Intervention for Middle School Students Increases Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Health Promotion Practice. 2012.
White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President. 2010.
Nihiser AJ, Lee SM, Wechsler H, et al. Body Mass Index Measurement in Schools*. Journal of School Health. 2007;77(10):651-671.
Vandewater EA, Bickham DS, Lee JH. Time well spent? Relating television use to children's free-time activities. Pediatrics. 2006;117(2):e181-e191.
Committee on Public Education. Children, Adolescents, and Television. Pediatrics. February 1, 2001 2001;107(2):423-426.
United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Evidence Library. What is the relationship between screen time and body weight in adults? . 2010; http://www.nel.gov/evidence.cfm?evidence_summary_id=250289. Accessed March 13, 2012.
Lanningham-Foster L, Jensen TB, Foster RC, et al. Energy expenditure of sedentary screen time compared with active screen time for children. Pediatrics. 2006;118(6):e1831-e1835.
Neumark-Sztainer D, Wall M, Story M, Fulkerson JA. Are family meal patterns associated with disordered eating behaviors among adolescents? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2004;35(5):350-359.
Gable S, Chang Y, Krull JL. Television watching and frequency of family meals are predictive of overweight onset and persistence in a national sample of school-aged children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2007;107(1):53-61.
Wing RR, Phelan S. Long-term weight loss maintenance. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2005;82(1):222S-225S.
Geliebter A, Aversa A. Emotional eating in overweight, normal weight, and underweight individuals. Eating behaviors. 2003;3(4):341-347.
Klingenberg L, Sjödin A, Holmbäck U, Astrup A, Chaput JP. Short sleep duration and its association with energy metabolism. Obesity reviews. 2012(Journal Article):no-no.
National Heart L, and Blood Institute,. Why is sleep important? 2012; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why.html. Accessed March 29, 2012.
Chaput JP, Després JP, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Short sleep duration preferentially increases abdominal adiposity in adults: preliminary evidence. Clinical Obesity. 2011;1(4-6):141-146.
United States Census Bureau. Americans Spend More Than 100 Hours Commuting to Work Each Year, Census Bureau Reports. Newsroom 2005; http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb05-ac02.html. Accessed March 12, 2012.
Prevention Pf. Leading by example:Improving the bottom line through a high performance, less costly workforce 2005.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prevention Makes Common "Cents". Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;2003.
Baicker K, Cutler D, Song Z. Workplace wellness programs can generate savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29(2):304-311.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Community Guide - Promising Practices. Lean Works! 2011; http://www.cdc.gov/leanworks/resources/communityguide.html. Accessed March 10, 2012.