Childhood Obesity

With 1 out of every 3 children overweight or obese, the Children's Hospital Association joins children's hospitals to promote best practice in clinical care and build community capacity to prevent and respond to this staggering health threat.

Healthy Hospital
Improving the Hospital Environment - The spotlight is on children’s hospitals to improve their environment to promote better health for patients, visitors and staff. Learn how the Children's Hospital Association can help.

Childhood Obesity Webinar: Overview of 2013 Obesity Services Survey Findings (Recording)- May 2014

Childhood Obesity Webinar: Addressing Obesity in Early Childhood (Recording)- March 2014

Childhood Obesity Webinar: Success Stories From the Field - Let's Go! 5-2-1-0 (Recording)- January 2014

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2010 Annual Leadership Conference Presentation: FOCUS on a Fitter Future - Recommendations From the Collaborative on Childhood Obesity- October 2010

Obesity FOCUS Group 2009 Outcomes Presentation Webinar (Recording)- January 2010

Obesity Services Give Children a Healthier Start: A Survey of Children's Hospitals- April 2009

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A Fresh Take on Hospital Cafeteria Food- April 2014

What Ails Our Children?- November 2009

Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity- September 2009

Child Advocacy: A Survey of Children's Hospitals Obesity Services Strive to Give Children a Healthier Start- March 2008

FOCUS on a Fitter Future Outcomes - Outcomes from FOCUS on a Fitter Future, Children's Hospital Association's childhood obesity FOCUS Group.

Joining the Childhood Obesity Multi Program Analysis and Study System (COMPASS) - Learn more about joining the Childhood Obesity Multi Program Analysis and Study System (COMPASS).

Joining the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER) - Learn more about joining the Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry (POWER).

2013 Survey Findings of Children's Hospitals Obesity Services- May 2014

Pediatric Obesity: Practical Applications and Strategies from Primary to Tertiary Care (Supplement to Pediatrics)- September 2011

Fact Sheets & Data
American Academy of Pediatrics Treatment Stages for Obesity

Related Links
American Academy of Pediatrics Expert Recommendations

Legislative Advocacy Efforts on Obesity