Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our tool! The literature review for the Caloric Calculator is on-going, and we’ll add on new functions and interventions over time. In the meantime, we’d love to hear any comments or suggestions for improving the tool. If there are any important interventions, policies, or programs that you think should be included, let us know.
Feedback can be left in the form below, or emailed to Project Manager Amber Hsiao. If you liked the tool, please consider voting for us in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Childhood Obesity Challenge.
What People Are Saying
“This calculator is a very important tool in understanding how different approaches and policies will help close the calorie gap needed to address the pressing problem of obesity.”
Kelly Brownell, PhD, Director of the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
“The caloric calculator quickly shows you that not all policy changes are equal—some strategies can make a major dent in childhood obesity risk… and others not so much. This tool should be required when policymakers are considering their choices.”
Steve Gortmaker, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Harvard School of Public Health
“This could be a great tool for teachers to incorporate more physical activity in their daily classroom schedules. It also can be an effective tool for policymakers and administrators to use before deciding to cut important PE and wellness programs.”
Teacher, Santa Barbara County, California