Resources

To learn more about the background and methods for the Caloric Calculator, read the accompanying manuscript published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine: The Caloric Calculator: Average Caloric Impact of Childhood Obesity Interventions.

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation
The Institute of Medicine’s report on the weight of the nation evaluates obesity prevention strategies and identifies goals to accelerate progress.

Adolescent and School Health Success Stories
Success Stories sheds light on work done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s funded partners in the area of child and adolescent health.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance addresses childhood obesity by working with schools, the community, businesses, and health professionals.

Body Weight Simulator
The Body Weight Simulator, developed by Dr. Kevin Hall at the National Institutes of Health, simulates weight changes overtime from changes in diet and exercise.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s mission is to serve as an organized public voice on nutrition, food safety, health, and other issues.

Childhood Obesity Facts
Childhood Obesity Facts is a quick resource that provides current statistics on childhood obesity and its effects on children and adolescents.

Let’s Move!
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.

HBO Documentary: Weight of the Nation
Weight of the Nation is a HBO documentary series that explores the lives of individuals dealing with obesity and features experts around the country discussing solutions to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
The mission of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research is to create a community that works to end childhood obesity and fosters the use of childhood obesity research.

The Obesity Society
The Obesity Society is committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Program
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds programs to combat America’s obesity problem by finding solutions that work to improve nutrition and increase physical activity for children.

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose MyPlate
MyPlate replaced the Food Pyramid in 2011 as the new dietary guidelines for Americans. The site provides resources on nutritional information for thousands of foods, as well as tools for users to monitor the foods they eat, track physical activity, set goals, and observe progress.

Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
The Rudd Center is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. The Caloric Calculator includes their work on Cereal FACTS.