Childhood Obesity Prevention

Child Walking to School
Child Walking to School

Assessing Your Child's Weight

Is my child overweight or obese? Use Center for Disease Control's online calculator.

How is BMI (body mass index) measured in children and what does it mean? One page explaination compiled from Centers for Disease Control.

How to Help Your Child Have a Healthy Weight

How do I talk to my child about weight and health? Guide for parents of children (7-11 years) from the Stop Obesity Alliance.

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Growing Healthy Kids and Communities Project

One third of children are overweight or obese. Rates are even higher in rural communities. Klamath County Extension is part of OSU’s Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities project.

We aim to inspires families, schools, and communities to create opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in the towns of Bonanza and Chiloquin.

If you'd like to get involved or learn more contact Laurie Wayne, laurie.wayne@oregonstate.edu.

What Can Your School Do?

Schools-related Resources Sheet for the best evidence available about a variety of school-based strategies for promoting physical activity (Robert Wood Johnson Active Living Research).

Healthy children are better learners. Read report on The Learning Connection: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids are Healthy and Ready to Learn from Action for Healthy Kids.

Balanced Energy-Physical Activity Toolkit. Developed by OSU, this toolkit integrates nutrition and physical activity concepts using movement. It includes ideas and guides for teachers to use in the classroom or on the playground such as Activate the Alphabet.

Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments (2013). Report reviews progress and recommended action for school wellness.

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