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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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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, and Office on Smoking and Health; and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, and Division of Violence Prevention. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Elementary school. Atlanta, GA: Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action planning component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdc@cdcinfo.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Elementary schools, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, and Office on Smoking and Health; and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, and Division of Violence Prevention. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Middle/high school. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action plan component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdc@cdcinfo.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, High schools, Middle schools, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

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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, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, 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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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. Physical education profiles, 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 147 pp.

Annotation: [in process] This document summarizes physical activity and physical education policies and practices of secondary schools (middle schools, high schools) across 26 jurisdictions (18 states, 6 large urban school districts, 1 territory, and 1 tribe). Topics include requirements, curricula and standards, instruction, student assessment, school-based intramural sports programs or physical activity clubs, teacher qualifications, and professional development.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/NCCDPHP/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Curricula, High schools, Inservice training, Middle schools, Physical activity, Physical education, School age children, Sports, Standards, Students, Teachers

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