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Active Kids May Be Less Prone to Depression / Amy Norton. Reuters to My Yahoo! July 12, 2004. [SOURCE: Psychosomatic Medicine, May/June 2004].
Activists Say WHO Caved in on Anti-Obesity Plan. Reuters, April 20, 2004.
Addressing Childhood Obesity - An Environmental Intervention to Promote Lower-Fat Food Choices in Secondary Schools: Outcomes of the TACOS Study / S.A. French, M. Story, J.A. Fulkerson, and
others. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, no. 9, (2004), p.1507.
Addressing Childhood Obesity - Physical Education in Elementary School and Body Mass Index: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study / A. Datar, R. Sturm. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, no. 9, (2004), p.1501.
Adolescent Nutrition: Needs and Recommendations for Practice / Marilyn Massey-Stokes. Clearing House, July-August 2002, p.286.
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org/
Another Weighty Burden / Scott LaFee. School Administrator, October 2005, p. 10.
Are Your Schools Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity & Healthy Eating? Journal (Indiana School Boards Association), Spring 2000, p.16.
Arkansas Pupils' Body Weights Add Up / Marianne D. Hurst. Education Week, September 15, 2004, p.1.
Arkansas Study Raises Questions on Child Obesity. Education Week, June 16, 2004, p.18.
Associations Between Overweight and Obesity with Bullying Behaviors in School-aged Children / Ian Janssen, et.al. Pediatrics, May 2004, p.1187.
Atkins' Low-carb Approach Makes Way into Schools / Greg Toppo. USA Today, September 22, 2004.
At School, Twilight of the Twinkie? / Christa Case. Christian Science Monitor, September 09, 2004.
Balancing Act / Lisa R. Van Wagner. American School Board Journal, February 2001, p.33.
Battling the Obesity Epidemic / Mark Kelly, Alicia Moag-Stahlberg. Principal, May 2002, p.26.
Better-for-You Food Shows Up for School / Bruce Horovitz. USA Today, August 17, 2004.
Beyond Baby Fat: Childhood Obesity Is a Serious Health Problem—and One Schools Can Help Address. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), January 2004, p.34.
Bye-bye, Blue Bell: States Beef up Nutrition, Exercise Efforts / Susan Roundtree Salter. Alabama School Boards, Summer 2005, p. 8.
Caloric Restriction and Incidence of Breast Cancer / Karin B. Michels; Anders Ekbom. JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 291, n. 10, March 10, 2004.
Can Schools Prevent Obesity? Fat Chance. Your Turn column. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), March 2004, p.4.
Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chicago Schools Expel Candy, Soda: Duncan Says System Has To Do More To Promote Health. Reuters, April 20, 2004.
The Child-Fat Problem / Mary Eberstad. Policy Review, February-March 2003, p.3.
Childhood Obesity and Self-Esteem / Richard S. Strauss. Pediatrics, January 2000, p.15.
Childhood Obesity: Causes and Prevention. Symposium Proceedings (Washington, DC, October 27, 1998). (ERIC)
Child Obesity Hurts Emotional Health, Study Says. Education Week, April 23, 2003, p.9.
Childhood Obesity: Problems and Solutions / T. Van Staveren, D. Dale. Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, Vol. 75, Part 7 (2004), p.44.
Childhood Obesity: What the Research Tells Us. The Center for Health and Health Care in the Schools.
Children Must Be Healthy To Be Educated. School Board Reporter (Arizona School Boards Association), January 1999, p.12.
Circling the Wagons. BeverageWorld, November 15, 2003.
Closing the ‘Wellness Perception Gap' / Kathleen Vail. American School Board Journal, December 2005, p. 8.
Corners We Can't Cut / Jean Harkness. School Leader, July-August 2006, p. 16.
D-2 Semi-Annual Reports. Various years, from the Illinois Soft Drink PAC. Illinois State Board of Elections
The Death of Dodge Ball: A Generation of High-Tech Couch Potatoes Meets a New Kind of PE / Lee Sherman . Northwest Education, Fall 2000, p.2.
The Decline of Physical Activity: Why Are So Many Kids Out of Shape? / Ted Villaire. Our Children, August 2001, p.8.
The Demise of Dodgeball: Today's Physical Education Teachers Are Turning Their Backs on an Old Favorite – and with Good Reason. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), August 2001, p.22.
Discrepancies Between Classification Systems of Childhood Obesity / M. Neovius, Y. Linné, B. Barkeling, and others. Obesity Reviews, Vol. 5, no. 2 (2004), p.105.
Ditching Sodas Cuts Childhood Obesity. Health Consciousness : HC, Vol. 23, Part 2 (2004), p.21.
Early Overeating Could Lead to Bulimia Later-Study / Patricia Reaney. Reuters. Yahoo News, September 22, 2004.
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: How One School District Is Helping Fight Childhood Obesity / Sherry Mudder and Melanie Konarik. American School Board Journal, October 2004, p.48.
Eating for Health and Academic Achievement. Wisconsin School News (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), March 2001, p.10.
Effect of Schooling on Obesity: Is Health Knowledge a Moderating Factor? / Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr. Education Economics, August 2001, p.129.
Effect of Schools' Push for Healthy Eating Unclear / Christina A. Samuels. Education Week, October 18, 2006, p. 12.
Even Students Are What They Eat / Kathy Christie. Phi Delta Kappan, January 2003, p.341.
Exercise and Diet in Obesity Treatment: An Integrative System Dynamics Perspective / Tarek K. Abdel-Hamid. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, March 2003, p.400.
Exercising Healthy Choices: Steering Students from Fat to Fit. California Schools (California School Boards Association), Winter 1999, p.18.
Factors that Alter Body Fat, Body Mass, and Fat-Free Mass in Pediatric Obesity / Linda M. LeMura, Michael T. Maziekas. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, March 2002, p.487.
The Facts about Childhood Obesity and Overweightness: Nutrition, Health and Safety / Mark Lino. Journal of Early Education and Family Review, March-April 2001, p.45.
Fat Kids a Weighty Problem for Schools: Fatty, Fatty, Two-by-Four, Can't Get Through the Kitchen Door. Slate (Idaho School Boards Association), October 1999, p.17.
Fat Talk: What Girls and Their Parents Say about Dieting / Mimi Nichter. Harvard University Press, 2000.
Feeding the Need for Better Nutrition / Paul King. Nation's Restaurant News, Vol. 38, no. 22 (May 31, 2004), p.19.
Fit for Life: Trading in Old-fashioned Gym Class for the 'New PE.' American School Board Journal, August 1999, p.31.
Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn!: A School Health Policy Guide; Part I: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco-Use Prevention / James F. Bogden. March 2000.
Fit or Fat?: Kentucky Takes a Fresh Look at PE as Student Health Declines. Kentucky School Advocate (Kentucky School Boards Association), September 2001, p.1.
Fitness - Childhood Obesity: Problems and Solutions / Tonia Van Staveren,, Darren Dale. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Vol. 75, no. 7, (2004), p.44.
Flour Power / Niki Denison. Wisconsin School News, October 2005, p. 14.
Food and Nutrition Service. U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Food Companies Undermine Parents, Overfeed Kids, Says Report. Center for Science in the Public Interest. November 10, 2003.
Food Fights: Schools, Students, and the Law. Principal Leadership (High School Edition), February 2003, p. 63.
Food Moods: Body Chemistry and Behavior can be Helped or Hindered by Diet / Donna Martini. School Leader, July-August 2006, p. 22.
Food Pyramid Not to Blame for Obesity, Experts Say / Alison McCook. Reuters, July 14, 2004. [SOURCE: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July 2004].
Food Sales, Nutrition, Healthier Students: Policy Implications / Vincent A. Mustaro. CABE Journal (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education), July/August 2004, p.6.
Generation XXL: Obesity Among U.S. Schoolchildren Is on the Rise, and Schools Can Help Fight this Battle of the Bulge. AmericanTeacher (American Federation of Teachers), May-June 2004. p.6.
Get Moving on Helping Students Be Physically Active by Walking to Schools. Updating School Board Policies (National School Board Association. National Education Policy Network), October 2001, p.12.
Getting a Jump on Good Health: As Obesity Rises and Activity Levels Fall, Many Schools Are Trying New Phys Ed Curricula That Aim To Teach Students Healthy Practices That Will Last a Lifetime. Harvard Education Letter, November-December 2000, p.1.
Getting Mobilized [Industry's response to purported role in childhood obesity]. BeverageWorld, November 15, 2003.
Getting to Wellness: Food, Fitness, Learning for Life—What Your Schools can do. American School Board Journal [supplement].
Good Nutrition Establishes Foundation for Excellence / Deborah Rees. Illinois School Board Journal, July-August 2002, p. 26.
Health and Safety Topics for Early Childhood Educators - The O Generation: Our Youngest Children Are at Risk for Obesity / Carol I. Huettig, Charlotte F. Sanborn, Nancy DiMarco, and others. Young Children, Vol. 59, no. 2, (2004), p.50.
Health Consequences of Obesity in Youth: Childhood Predictors of Adult Disease / William H. Dietz. Pediatrics, Supplement, March 1998, p.518.
Healthy Children Learn Better: Working Together for the Future. Report of the Illinois Summit on Comprehensive School Health Education, October 1996.
Healthy Learners: The Link Between Health and Student Achievement. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), January 2002, p.30.
Healthy People 2010
Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids: Proper Diet and Exercise Are Keys To Improving Student Achievement. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), March 2003, p.22.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth! National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Healthy Vending / Roger L. Kirk. American School Board Journal, January 2005, p. 16.
Helping Your Overweight Child. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institute of Health, 1997.
Illinois Nutrition Education & Training Program (Illinois NET)
Increasing Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents / S. Hotu, B. Carter, P.D. Watson, and others. Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, Vol. 40, no. 4 (2004), p.201.
Internet Spawns Online Physical Education. Education Week, January 29, 2003, p.3.
Investing in Life: As Phys Ed Goes, So Goes the Nation's Health. American School Board Journal, October 2000, p.56.
An Invitation to Physical Education / Gary L. Chandler. Phi Delta Kappa, 1999. (Fastback # 452)
J.R. Simplot Offers No-Trans-Fat Fries for Schools. Reuters, May 17, 2004.
Junk-Food Marketing Goes Elementary: Targeting Kids to Death, But First to Poor Health. Education Week, January 2000, p.32.
Kids' Obesity May Be Worse Than Thought / Cristina Rodriguez, Associated Press. Yahoo News, June 4, 2004.
Kids, TV a Weighty Blend of Trouble / Susan J. Landers. American Medical News, Vol. 47, no. 12 (March 22, 2004), p. 26.
Kill the Messenger? / Darren Fonda. Time, Vol. 163, no.23 (June 7, 2004) p.87.
Linking Nutrition with School Performance. California Schools (California School Boards Association), Spring 1999, p. 9.
Linking Obesity and Activity Level with Children's Television and Video Game Use / Elizabeth A. Vandewater, Mi-suk Shim. Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 27, no. 1 (February 2004), p. 71.
Literacy and Health in America / Rima Rudd, Irwin Kirsch, Kentaro Yamamoato. Educational Testing Service (Policy Information Report), 2004.
Managing Uncertainty: Obesity Discourse and Physical Education in a Risk Society / Michael Gard, Jan Wright. Studies in Philosophy and Education, November 2001.
Matters of Size: Obesity as a Diversity Issue in the Field of Early Childhood / Mary Renck Jalongo. Early Childhood Education Journal, Winter 1999, p.95.
Mending Vending / Ruth E. Sternberg. School Administrator, October 2005, p. 20.
Momentum Builds to Confront Child Obesity / Marianne D. Hurst. Education Week, October 13, 2004, p.5.
More PE Time May Fight Obesity in Girls / Rick Callahan, Associated Press. Yahoo News, September 7, 2004.
Money and Elections in Illinois 2002. Illinois State Board of Elections.
Move to Popular Foods Doesn't Have To Sacrifice Nutrition. Kentucky School Advocate (Kentucky School Boards Association), May 2001, p.9.
A Nation Out of Shape: Neglect of Health and Fitness in Schools Is Creating a New Class of At-risk Students. American School Board Journal, August 1999, p.29.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Obesity Education Initiative
National School Lunch Program. United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service.
No Child Left On Their Behind: What Responsibility Rests with Administrators When It Comes to Childhood Obesity? / Elizabeth Crane. District Administration, July 2004.
NSDA to Serve More Than Soft Drinks. Announcement, National Soft Drink Association, December 4, 2000.
Nutrition and Learning: The Old Adage 'You Are What You Eat' Rings True for Students. Research column. American School Board Journal, February 2000, p.49.
Nutrition Policy. Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Nutrition Scorecard: Breakfast, 1; Soda 0 / Kathleen Vail. American School Board Journal, February 2006, p. 6.
The Obesity Epidemic / Kathleen Vail. American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), January 2004, p.22.
Obesity and Overweight in Children. American Heart Association.
Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents / Ram Weiss, et.al. New England Journal of Medicine, June 3, 2004.
Overweight and Obesity / Niki Denison. Wisconsin School News, October 2005, p. 14.
Overweight, Unfit Students Are Costly for School Systems. School Board News (National School Boards Association -- NSBA), October 12, 2004, p.49.
On the Menu: In the Cafeteria, Kids Want Choice and Quality. American School Board Journal, February 2000, p.44.
Our Journey to Good Health: A Mississippi Educator Details What His District Does To Connect Healthy Bodies to Strong Minds. School Administrator (American Association of School Administrators – AASA), January 2003, p.20.
The Outcome of Childhood Obesity Management Depends Highly upon Patient Compliance / Christian Denzer, Eva Reithofer, Martin Wabitsch, and others. European Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 163, no. 2, (2004), p.99.
Overweight Kids ... When Bigger Isn't Better: Childhood Obesity Is a Growing Concern in This Country. Here's What You Can Do about It. Light & Tasty, August/September 2004, p.65.
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Pact Aims for Healthier Snacks in Vending Machines / Christina A. Samuels. Education Week, October 18, 2006, p. 5.
Parents Are Key Players in the Prevention and Treatment of Weight-Related Problems / Moria Golan, Scott Crow. Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 62, no. 1 (Jan 2004), p.39.
Parents Urged to Fight Kids' Obesity / Rick Callahan, The Associated Press. Yahoo News, July 5, 2004.
PepsiCo Labels Some of Its Snacks 'Smart' / Julie Schmit. USA TODAY, September 2, 2004.
PE Shapes Up: It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, It's Whether You Learn To Be Fit for Life. American School Board Journal, August 1998, p.24.
Physical Education: Should It Be in the Core Curriculum? / Carl Gabbard. Principal, January 2000, p.29.
Physical Education Group Targets Childhood Obesity / Catherine A. Carroll. Education Week, Vol. 23, no. 36 (May 12, 2004), p.3.
Playing Dodgeball with Gym Class? Avoiding State Rule: Schools Get Waivers, Duck out of Requirement. The Associated Press, Herald News, February 12, 2004.
Policy Options: Public Policy Can Make it Easier for People to Eat Well, Be Physically Active, and Watch Their Weight. Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Policy Statement. Pediatrics (American Academy of Pediatrics), January 2004.
Pound-foolish: Cuts in Good Nutrition and Physical Education Affect Learning. Commentary. Education Week, October 16, 2002, p.52.
Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance / Jeffrey P. Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, Vivica I. Kraak, editors. National Academies Press, 2005.
Prevention and Treatment of Overweight in Children and Adolescents / Angela Fowler-Brown. American Family Physician, Vol. 69, no. 11 (June 1, 2004) p.2591.
Recess in Elementary School: What Does the Research Say? / Olga Seastrom Jarrett. ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 2002.
Recipes for Life / Mary Ann Zehr. Education Week, July 12, 2006, p. 38.
Rochester School Takes on Obesity Challenge -- and Wins / Urban Educator (Council of Great City Schools), June/July 2004, p.11.
School-Based Obesity Prevention: A Blueprint for Taming the Epidemic / Tom Baranowski, Karen W. Cullen, Theresa Nicklas, and others. American Journal of Health Behavior, November-December 2002, p.486.
School Boards Must Address Obesity Crisis / Anne L. Bryant. School Board News (National School Boards Association) July 13, 2004, p.2.
School Cafeterias Draw Students with Brand-Name Fast Food. School Board News, July 21, 1998, p.5.
School Cafeterias Sell Brand-name Junk Food: Who Deserves a Break Today? Did Somebody Say McDonald's? We're Afraid So. Education Digest, Education Digest, October 1998, p.56.
School Food Revolution / Kathleen Vail. American School Board Journal, January 2005, p. 10.
School Health Programs. National School Boards Association.
School Lunch or Sack Lunch? American School Board Journal (National School Boards Association), January 2003, p.27.
School Lunch Program: Efforts Needed To Improve Nutrition and Encourage Healthy Eating. / Kay E. Brown, Robert B. Miller, Dianne L. Whitman-Miner, and others. United States General Accounting Office Report to Congressional Requesters.
School Lunches and Learning: a School Board Disconnect. Wisconsin School News, May 1998, p.8.
Schools Sneak Soy Products into Lunches / Janet Rausa Fuller. Chicago Sun-Times, June 4, 2004.
So Long Sugary Soda—School Vending Gets a Healthy Boost / Glenn Cook. American School Board Journal, June 2006, p. 4.
A State's Battle Against Obesity: Arkansas Takes a Frank Look at its Weight Problem / Patricia Neighmond. NPR Morning Edition, June 15, 2004.
Study [from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine]: Americanization Has Health Consequences for Children. Education Week, September 16, 1998, p.7.
Study: Obese Kids May Develop Diabetes / Stephanie Nano. The Associated Press, June 3, 2004.
Study: Overweight Children Risk Iron Deficiency / Reuters. Yahoo News, June 6, 2004.
Study: Roche Weight-Loss Drug Helps Teenagers. Reuters, May 26, 2004.
Study Finds Many Kids Deficient in Vitamin D / Amy Norton. Reuters, June 17, 2004 [SOURCE: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, June 2004]
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Supporting Schools to Combat Childhood Obesity. A. Frost, R. Lucas. School Business Affairs, Vol. 70, Part 5 (2004), p.27.
Sweet Nothings. Governing, August 2004, p. 16.
Taking Action for Healthy Kids / Jill E. Kidd. School Business Affairs, February 2003, p.41.
Taming the Tricky Tastebuds: Districts See Role of Nutrition in Student Achievement. On Board (New York State School Boards Association), March 6, 2000, p.20.
Teen Dieting May Lead to Adult Obesity / Randy Dotinga. Yahoo News, June 17, 2004.
Television Viewing and Its Associations with Overweight, Sedentary Lifestyle, and Insufficient Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables among U.S. High School Students: Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender / Richard Lowry, Howell Wechsler, Deborah A. Galuska, and others. Journal of School Health, December 2002, p.413.
Tracking the Exercise-achievement Link / Marianne D. Hurst. Education Week, July 28, 2004. p.8.
Trends in Global Obesity: Developing Nations Are Gaining on U.S. in a Weighty Matter. Futurist (World Future Society), May-June 2002, p.10.
Underage & Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Crisis-What Every Family Needs to Know / A.E. Conrad. Education Week, Vol. 23, no. 19 (January 21, 2004), p.38.
Understanding the World of the "Fat Kid": Can Schools Help Provide a Better Experience? / Kenneth R. Fox, Laurel D. Edmunds. Reclaiming Children and Youth, Fall 2000, p.177.
Urbana Loath to Profit from Pop / Anne Cook. The News-Gazette, June 19, 2004.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
The USDA School Lunch Program: New Approaches to Meeting the Demands of Child Health and Nutrition in the 21st Century / Keecha Harris. Clearing House, July-August 2002, p.310.
Vending Machine Offerings Hot-button Issue for Board Members / Tim Waldorf. Naperville Sun, September 22, 2004.
Vending Machines Going on a Diet / Janet Rausa Fuller. Chicago Sun-Times, July 8, 2004.
Vending Machines in Schools. National Conference of State Legislatures. http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/vending.htm
Where's Breakfast? / Maura Kelly Lannan. Illinois Issues, October 2006, p. 36.
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