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More Information and References for Overweight WIC Infants and Children

References and Community Resources

1. American Academy of Pediatrics/American Public Health/National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. Preventing Childhood Obesity. 2010. 2. Cole, N. The prevalence of overweight among WIC children. Report No. WIC 01 PCOM. 2001. Alexandria, VA: Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Available at: []. Accessed 2/7/06. 3. Institute of Medicine. Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Report Brief. September 2009. []. 4. Polhamus B, Dalenius K, Thompson D, Scanlon K, Borland E, Smith B, Grummer-Strawn L. Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance 2002 Report. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004. Available at: []. 5. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. 2011; []. 6. Whitaker RC. Predicting preschooler obesity at birth: the role of maternal obesity in early pregnancy. ''Pediatrics.'' 2004 Jul;114(1):e29-36. 7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, Overweight and Obesity: Resource Guide for Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases. Available at: []. 8. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Flegal KM. Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012. ''JAMA.'' 2014 Feb 26;311(8):806-14. 9. United States Department of Agriculture, WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2014. Available at: []. 10. Institute of Medicine. 2015. Examining a developmental approach to childhood obesity: The fetal and early childhood years: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 11. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020, Topics and Objectives. Available at: [].

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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