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Childhood Obesity

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity - DNPAO, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is working to reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases. DNPAO's mission is to lead strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions though regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The Weight-Control Information Network (WIN) was established by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in June 1994. WIN provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. The Weight-control Information Network at WIN responds to E- mail, written and telephone requests for information, and provides a variety of written materials on obesity, weight control, and nutritional disorders.

Review Date: June 29, 2011

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The White House

Welcome to the White House! Learn about Presidential policies and initiatives, key issues, the current administration, and how America's federal, state, and local governments work to enact the will of the people.

Review Date: August 28, 2008

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Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity Action Coalition is an IRS registered 501(c)3 National non-profit dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by obesity. The OAC mission is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Obesity Society

The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances. The Obesity Society's membership reaches more than 2,000 basic and clinical researchers, who have published extensively, and care providers in obesity treatment and prevention.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Association - USA

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

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