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Childhood Obesity

Editor-in-Chief: Tom Baranowski, PhD

Editor: Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH

ISSN: 2153-2168 • Online ISSN: 2153-2176 • Published Bimonthly

Current Volume: 12

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.543

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2016

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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Look-alike Smart Snacks: Are They Benefiting Student Nutrition or Brand Marketing?...Read More
  • New Study from Duke Links Prepregnancy Obesity to Infant Growth
    - Read the Article by Bernard Fuemmeler
    - Read the Special Issue Article by Guest Editor Elsie M. Taveras
  • Special Issue: Childhood Obesity Risk and Prevention: First 1000 Days of Life...Read More
  • CDC Study Looks at Link Between Age at First Solid Foods and Later Child Obesity...Read More
  • Young Children in Well-Baby Group Care 90% Less Likely to Be Overweight Than Peers in Traditional Care...Read More
  • Cardiac and Metabolic Risk Factors Significantly More Likely in Severely Obese Teens...Read More
  • Are Parents Oblivious to Obesity in Their Children?...Read More
  • More Intensive Interventions Needed to Combat Severe Obesity in Teens...Read More
  • In the News Now: Perceived Reactions of Elementary School Students to Changes in School Lunches after Implementation of the USDA's New Meals Standards...Read More


Childhood Obesity is the only journal that provides a central forum for exploring effective, actionable strategies for weight management and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. Health disparities and cultural sensitivities are addressed, and plans and protocols are recommended to effect change at the family, school, and community level. The Journal also reports on the problem of access to effective healthcare and delivers evidence-based solutions to overcome these barriers.

Childhood Obesity coverage includes:

  • Genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors causing obesity in children and adolescents
  • Prevention and management initiatives and interventions
  • Strategies to promote education and policy changes
  • The role of primary care healthcare providers
  • Long-term health risks for overweight children
  • Health disparities and lack of access to health care
  • Economic impact of childhood obesity
  • Research advances

Childhood Obesity is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Tom Baranowski, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Editor Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children & Harvard Medical School, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Physicians; nurses; dietitians; diabetes specialists and educators; nutritionists; psychologists; health counselors; school administrators; community organizers; and federal, state, and local health experts and policymakers; among others


The Journal is in collaboration with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Childhood Obesity is grateful for partial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Science Citation Index Expanded; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; AGRICOLA; CINAHL® database; ProQuest databases; PsycINFO; CAB Abstracts; Global Health; FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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