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References for "Prevention of Childhood Obesity"

1 Krebs NF, Himes JH, Jacobson D, Nicklas TA, Guilday P, Styne D. Assessment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics. 2007; 120:S193-S228. Available at:

2 Spear BA, Barlow SE, Ervin C, et al. Recommendations for treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics. 2007;120:S254-S288. Available at:

3 Davis MM, Gance-Cleveland B, Hassink S, Johnson R, Paradis G, Resnicow K. Recommendations for prevention of childhood obesity. Pediatrics. 2007; 120:S229-S253. Available at:

4 Barlow SE and the Expert Committee. Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: Summary report. Pediatrics. 2007;120:S164-S192. Available at:

5 Koplan JP, Liverman CT, Kraak VI, eds. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2005

References for "Helping Adults with Disabilities Enjoy Physical Activity"

1 Jolliffe C J, Janssen I. Vascular risks and management of obesity in children and adolescents. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2006: 2(2);171-187.

2 Lyznicki JM, Young DC, Riggs JA, Davis R M; Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association. Obesity: assessment and management in primary care. Am Fam Physician. 2001;63(11):2185-2196.

3 Must A, Strauss RS. Risks and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999 Mar;23 Suppl 2:S2-11.