Research Guide: Childhood Obesity



Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research about childhood obesity.
Title Availability
Dictionary of Food and Nutrition Online Only
Dictionary of Public Health Online Only
Encyclopedia of Public Health REF RA 423. E 53 2002
Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity RJ 399. C 6 O 383 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence REF RJ 26. G 35 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition REF RA 784. G 345 2008
Magill's Medical Guide REF RC 41. M 34 2005
Preventing Childhood Obesity REF RJ 399. C 6 I 575 2005
Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals RM 216. P 778 1997
Underage & Overweight: America's Childhood Obesity Crisis What Every Family Needs to Know RJ 399. C 6 B 47 2004
Understanding Childhood Obesity RJ 399. C 6 S 63 1999

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Journal Articles


This database can be used to locate thousands of articles on alternative health research and treatments.


CINAHL is a great resource for locating topics on nursing and allied health topics.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database can be used to help consumers and non-medical persons locate information about a wide variety of topics in health and medicine.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database is the health professionals' version of Health Source, and contains more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles.

Web Sites

American Obesity Association

The American Obesity Association is dedicated to raising awareness about obesity.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is one of the best known medical organizations in the world. Their research and statistical information are available on this site.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is a premier medical facility. This site makes some of their research available.

National Institutes of Health

The NIH is a medical organization that specializes in medical research and health care.

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