National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  This annual observance strives to bring attention to the growing numbers of overweight children, due to an increase in unhealthy foods and a decrease in exercise.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has produced a number of resources on child health and obesity:

Additionally, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) includes an Office of School Nutrition, which has published numerous resources for families, teachers, and school administrators.  See the Resources page on their website for information.

For more publications, search our library’s online catalog.