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Childhood Obesity

Editor-in-Chief: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP

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

Current Volume: 11

Briefings in Childhood Obesity - The bi-weekly e-newsletter from the editorial team of Childhood Obesity
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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • 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 Trends—Not Time to Celebrate, Yet...Read More
  • Is Obesity a “Disease”? “No,” Says Editor-in-Chief of Childhood Obesity Journal...Read More
  • Child Obesity Interventions—Is Change in BMI a Good Measure of Success?...Read More
  • Should Employers Be Doing More to Promote Family Health and Help Fight Childhood Obesity? ...Read More
  • Which Group of Asian-American Children Is at Highest Risk for Obesity?...Read More
  • Childhood Obesity publishes Special Issue on School Food...Read More
  • Special Issue of Childhood Obesity Celebrates the Second Anniversary of the Let’s Move! Initiative, with a Foreword by First Lady Michelle Obama...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 David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Yale University, 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

Society Affiliations

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.

Indexed/Abstracted in:

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

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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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