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Childhood Obesity: Support

Fit Generation
Join Parenting’s initiative to get your child’s health on track. We’ll give you tools to evaluate your child’s weight and activity level, and you’ll also get free newsletters filled with healthy living tips for the whole family.

Kids Health 
Part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides perspective and advice on a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Enter your child’s information for a customized MyPyramid Plan, which provides guidelines on what and how much your child should eat to meet his or her needs, plus meal-planning tips and suggestions.

We Can! Movement from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Let’s Move!
First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative offers tons of tips for families, as well as updates on legislation and government programs that promote healthy eating.

CDC Growth Charts
Check your child’s growth against these charts, which have been used since 1977.

Child and Teen BMI Calculator
See if your child’s weight is in the healthy zone by using this standard BMI calc.