Publications of Interest

The publications listed below provide extensive resources in the areas of Obesity Data, Obesity & Equity, Local Government's Role in Obesity Prevention Policy, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Employee Wellness. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.  

Statewide Campaign Provides Education and Technical Support to City Officials, Leading to Policies That Promote Healthy Behaviors US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Childhood Overweight and Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Obesity Data and Statistics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patchwork of Progress California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2008 Journal of the American Medical Association
Inequality in the Built Environment Underlies Key Health Disparities in Physical Activity and Obesity (available for purchase) American Academy of Pediatrics
Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Childhood Obesity: Implications for Prevention and Treatment Diabetes Care--American Diabetes Association
Action Strategies Toolkit: A Guide for Local and State Leaders Working to Create Healthy Communites and Preventing Childhood Obesity Leadership for Healthy Communities
Community Health and Food Access: The Local Government Role International City/County Management Association
Healthy Plan Making Report American Planning Association
Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity Institute of Medicine
Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences US Department of Agriculture
Beyond Advertising Controls: Influencing Junk-Food Marketing And Consumption With Policy Innovations Developed In Tobacco Control Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Designed for Disease California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Food Environments Near Home and School Related to Consumption of Soda and Fast Food UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Healthy Food, Healthy Communities PolicyLink
Complete Parks Playbook: The Seven Elements of a Safe, Connected, and Healthy Parks System ChangeLab Solutions
Complete Streets: We Can Get There From Here National Complete Streets Coalition
Model Design Manual for Living Streets UCLA Luskin Center for Public Affairs--Lewis Center
Zoning for Health: The Obesity Epidemic and Opportunities for Local Policy Intervention The Journal of Nutrition
Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time Dr. Antronette Yancey, UCLA School of Public Health
Healthy Employees, Healthy Business: Easy, Affordable Ways to Promote Workplace Wellness NOLO Press, with Kaiser Permanente and a nationwide team of experts