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President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. n.d.. Kids in action: Fitness for children 2-17. Washington, D. C.: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Health, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet, written for parents and older children, gives hints to parents on how to encourage their child to eat well and to enjoy exercising. It gives exercises for ages two to six and seven to seventeen to promote flexibility, strength, and endurance. It also tells how to prepare for the two President's Challenge tests, and lists the standards for the 50th and 85th percentile in curl-ups, shuttle run, one-mile run, pull-ups, flexed arm hang, and V-sit reach.

Contact: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Department W, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 738-H, Washington, DC 20201-0004, Telephone: (202) 690-9000 Fax: (202) 690-5211 Web Site: http://www.fitness.gov

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Exercise, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Sports medicine

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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. n.d.. Mi futuro será brillante: Actividad física y alimentación saludable—para mujeres adultas. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 22 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to encourage Spanish-speaking adult women to increase current levels of physical activity, healthy eating, and to communicate with their health care providers to set goals for behavioral changes. It is a companion to the online guide, a set of 10 tip sheets which expand on the topics and provide practical information, ideas, and activities to help women adopt healthy behaviors to reach their goals.

Keywords: Bright Futures, Consumer education materials, Exercise, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Spanish language materials, Women's health

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health and Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research. n.d.. Get real: Stratight talk on women's health [video kit]. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 12 items.

Annotation: This kit, which is designed to help improve the health of young women, is meant to be used as a tool for raising awareness on campuses about a broad spectrum of women's health issues. The kit consists of a 27-minute videotape, a facilitator's guide, fact sheets, and promotional posters. Topic include alcohol abuse and dependence, cancer, depression, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and exercise, osteoporosis, panic disorder, sexual harassment and violence, smoking, and substance abuse and dependence.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available at no charge.

Keywords: AIDS, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol dependence, Audiovisual materials, Cancer, Contraception, Depression, Eating disorders, HIV, Heart diseases, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Panic disorder, Physical activity, Sexual harassment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Substance abuse, Substance dependence, Videotapes, Violence, Women's health, Young women

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James Madison University Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services. n.d.. Health Bites. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help families learn about good nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices. Topics include breastfeeding; weaning; oral health care for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; feeding younger infants, older infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children; junk food, snacks, and eating out; and picky eaters. Additional topics include oral health and nutrition during pregnancy, portion sizes, cooking, shopping, gardening, family mealtime, healthy weight, and weight loss. Contents include videos and games, as well as information on nutrition education credit for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.state.va.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Consumer education materials, Continuing education, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Feeding, Health behavior, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Pregnant women, Toddlers

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National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity. 2014. Healthy meeting toolkit. Washington, DC: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 32 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides guidance for all organizations on creating a culture of health and wellness in meetings and conferences by supporting healthy food and beverage choices, providing physical activity opportunities, requiring a tobacco-free environment, and promoting sustainability. Topics include menus, cooking techniques, making healthy choices easier, swappable items and portion sizes, calorie and serving cards, food safety, physical activity tips, integrating exercise equipment into meetings, holding meetings in smoke-free cities, tobacco-free and smoke-free definitions and policy, and sustainability tips. The appendices contain nutrition standards, a sample request for proposals, and a healthy meeting pledge.

Contact: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1220 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 332-9110 Fax: (202) 265-4954 E-mail: cspi@cspinet.org Web Site: http://www.cspinet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Meetings, Nutrition, Organizational change, Physical activity

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Borrud L, Chiappa MM, Burt VL, Gahche J, Zipf G, Dohrmann SM, Johnson CL. 2014. National health and nutrition examination survey: National youth fitness survey plan, operations, and analysis, 2012. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 16 pp. (Vital and health statistics; series 2, no. 163)

Annotation: The report provides information about the plan, operations, and analysis of the first national-level survey to estimate the physical activity and fitness levels of children and adolescents ages 3-15 in the United States. Contents include information on the planning and sample design; ethical, privacy, and confidentiality considerations; field operations; mobile examination center operations; a report of findings and remuneration; and data release and analytic guidelines.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS Pub. No. 2014–1363.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Confidentiality, Data analysis, Data collection, Evaluation methods, National surveys, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Research design

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National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, Report Card Research Advisory Committee. 2014. The 2014 United States report card on physical activity for children & youth. Columbia, SC: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 38 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This document presents the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the physical activity levels and the indicators influencing physical activity of children and youth in the United States. Contents include the methodology, abbreviations and definitions, benefits and guidelines for routine physical activity, and a summary of indicators and grades. Topics include overall physical activity, sedentary behaviors, active transportation, organized sport participation, active play, health-related fitness, family and peers, school, community and the built environment, and government strategies and investments. Data sources and references are included.

Contact: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 921 Assembly Street, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (866) 365-5122 Fax: (803) 777-2504 E-mail: info@physcialactivityplan.org Web Site: http://www.physicalactivityplan.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Environmental influences, Health behaviors, Health policy, Physical activity, Statistical data

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation, American College of Sports Medicine, Bipartisan Policy Center. 2014. Teaching nutrition and physical activity in medical school: Training doctors for prevention-oriented care. Washington, DC: Bipartisan Policy Center, 40 pp.

Annotation: This white paper focuses on options for improving medical education and training in topics such as nutrition and physical activity that have an important role to play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic disease. The paper describes recent efforts to address gaps in knowledge and skills, and offers recommendations for further progress.

Contact: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 204-2400 Fax: (202) 637-9220 E-mail: bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org Web Site: bipartisanpolicy.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Medical education, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Training

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Action for Healthy Kids. 2013. The learning connection: What you need to know to ensure your kids are healthy and ready to learn. Chicago, IL: Action for Healthy Kids, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the root causes of childhood overweight, revealing a strong link between nutrition, physical activity, and academic success. The report brings attention to the costs of poor nutrition and physical inactivity to schools.

Contact: Action for Healthy Kids, 600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60607-3758, Telephone: (800) 416-5136 Fax: (312) 212-0098 E-mail: info@actionforhealthykids.org Web Site: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Child health, Costs, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Schools

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Association of State Public Health Nutritionists. 2013. Blueprint for nutrition and physical activity: Cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle (2nd ed.). Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 24 pp.

Annotation: This document synthesizes guidance and recommendations on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions. The document describes six cornerstones that impact community well-being including access; collaboration; science, research, and evaluation; workforce; communication; and policy and advocacy. Accompanying strategies, actions, and resources are also provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.ASPHN.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Intervention, Nutrition, Physical activity, Program planning

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