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UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.
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2/11/19 - Healthy Children, Healthy State. A one-pager on the child obesity crisis in Texas from the Texas Child Health Status Report Project. Last Updated on January 20, 2021.
9/20/17 - Las tasas de obesidad infantil y las estadísticas sobre los comportamientos de salud relacionados con la obesidad a partir de los resultados de la encuesta SPAN 2015-2016.
9/20/17 - Child obesity rates and statistics on obesity-related health behaviors from the 2015-2016 SPAN Survey results.
9/15/15 - What one YEAR of school party food really looks like.
7/28/15 - This infographic shows how the food shopping environment has a strong influence on what foods families ultimately buy and consume, and their subsequent health outcomes.
7/27/15 - UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.
5/1/15 - Con base en los cambios demográficos que actualmente ocurren alrededor del país, Texas muy probablemente es una buena representación del futuro poblacional de los Estados Unidos.
5/1/15 - Texas very likely represents the future of the United States, given the current shifts in demographics across the country. Diverse population, geography and an array of cultures are only a few of the benefits that make Texas an ideal place to perform public health research.
4/1/15 - Follow this flowchart to learn how to make healthier food choices—try to eat more GO foods than SLOW foods, and eat WHOA foods in very small amounts.
4/1/15 - Sigue el camino para aprender cómo elegir alimentos más saludables—trata de comer más alimentos GO que alimentos SLOW, y come alimentos WHOA en pequeñas cantidades.
2/1/15 - Playground markings are a good way to incorporate physical activity and active learning during recess time as well as class time. This guide includes the list of Playground Markings our team uses, and the simple curriculum that encourages active learning!
2/1/15 - The Peer-Led games process of Active Play Active Learning is a way to teach students leadership skills as well as social and emotional skills while they engage in physically active games.
2/1/15 - In this guide, we present a range of easy-to-implement “Brain Breaks”- short activity dynamics that can be implemented by the teacher in the classroom setting. The guide is structured in two sections: 1.) General Brain Breaks that can be applied across classes and academic topic areas during any part of the day; and 2.) Academic-specific Brain Breaks that directly correlate to subjects.
1/12/15 - This infographic shows findings and recommendations from the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation Project.
1/10/15 - Download this PowerPoint version of the T-COPPE "Our Kids Want To Walk the Walk" infographic. Includes list of sources.
9/1/14 - Download detailed 2009-2011 SPAN Survey results, sorted into one-page fact sheets by grade (4th, 8th, and 11th) and Health Service Region.
9/1/14 - Child obesity rates and statistics on obesity-related health behaviors from the 2009-2011 SPAN Survey.
Eighty-three Texas legislators were surveyed to identify knowledge and perceptions about obesity prevention and control measures. Legislators from both political parties and legislative chambers responded to the survey.
One-page summary of the 2013 Texas Health Perception Survey results.
2/1/14 - CATCH provides a comprehensive and coordinated framework to address many of the key Leading Health Indicators from Healthy People 2020.
11/1/13 - Got that “2:30" feeling? Don’t reach for a sugary energy drink–try these activity breaks to re-energize your body and mind!
11/1/13 - Use this guide to inject some activity into your meetings, conferences, and workspace.
8/1/13 - This report from the Institute of Medicine offers a framework that will provide guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation, and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts.
6/12/13 - In this video we demonstrate the proper protocol for conducting height and weight measurements.
6/1/13 - En este video se demuestra el protocolo adecuado para la realización de medidas de altura y peso.
5/1/12 - Physical activity is key to maintaining a healthy weight. The way that environments where we live, work, learn, and play are designed and built— for example, whether there are sidewalks or bike lanes—influences how physically active we are. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - The foods and beverages that surround us make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Making healthy foods and beverages the routine, readily available, and affordable option, along with decreasing unhealthy food and beverage options, will improve our chances to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - This excerpt from the 2012 Institute of Medicine report on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention discusses the evidence base for the CATCH program.
5/1/12 - Health care providers and insurers are part of a system of support and service that can give individuals and families access to obesity prevention and treatment. The full potential of this system to detect obesity, counsel patients, support healthy behaviors, and encourage changes in the community remains untapped. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - Employed adults spend a quarter of their lives at the workplace, making it an ideal setting for promoting healthy eating and active living. Obesity is increasing employer costs, economic and otherwise. Because employers bear direct medical and indirect productivity costs of obesity, they can benefit from promoting and increasing physical activity, healthy eating, breastfeeding, and overall well-being in the workplace. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - Schools have a tradition of supporting the health and well-being of their students. Children and teens spend up to half of their waking hours in school and may consume more than half of their daily calories there. This puts schools in a unique position to support students in getting optimum physical activity, eating healthily, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight—not only in the short term but over their lifetimes. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - We are surrounded by messages about physical activity and food through multi-media advertising, on food packages and in restaurants, and in public service campaigns. Marketing and messages that promote healthy choices and discourage unhealthy choices could transform the message environment. Source: Institute of Medicine
5/1/12 - Visit the Weight of the Nation website where you can find resources, take pledges for healthy change, and watch the documentary films in their entirety.
5/1/12 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated prior obesity prevention strategies and identified recommendations to accelerate progress in obesity prevention. Center faculty, Drs. Steve Kelder and Bill Kohl, sat on the IOM committee that authored the 2012 report.
2/1/12 - The RGK Foundation commissioned this report as part of its efforts to improve physical activity. reduce childhood obesity, and diminish health disparities in Texas. The report was completed by Dr. Steven Kelder.
1/1/12 - This report from the Food Trust includes policy recommendations to stimulate healthy food retail development in the Houston area to improve healthy food access in underserved communities throughout the state.
9/1/10 - GO, SLOW and WHOA foods to help you stay healthy eat smart.
5/1/10 - The report from the Food Trust presents a comprehensive review of studies of Health Equity and Place and its impacts — 132 studies conducted in the United States in the past 20 years.
4/2/10 - Conoces tus alimentos GO - SLOW - WHOA?
4/2/10 - Do you know your GO, SLOW, WHOA foods? This presentation can be used to help teachers, parents, and students learn about the CATCH program's GO, SLOW, WHOA stoplight system for categorizing foods.
4/1/10 - Learn about the key components of the CATCH elementary school program with this handout.
4/1/10 - Aprenda sobre los componentes clave del programa de la escuela primaria CATCH con este folleto.
4/1/10 - This handout contains simple steps that will add up to a big difference in your family’s health. Be a CATCH MVP and select one or two new habits that are best suited for you and your family!
4/1/10 - This flyer for parents includes healthy tips from the CATCH program.
4/1/10 - Este volante para padres incluye consejos saludables del programa CATCH.
1/1/08 - The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.