This page provides links to additional resources that may be of interest to childhood obesity researchers, such as summary statistics, nutrition program information, and obesity-related legislation.


  • Child Trends Databank
    Child Trends
    Comprehensive summaries of key indicators of child and youth health from major child health surveillance systems.
  • ChildStats.Gov Key National Indicators of Well-Being
    Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    Annual report on key national indicators of well-being related to children and families collected by agencies within the federal government.
  • Community Health Status Indicators
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Database of county-level health status indicators with report and spatial mapping tools, based on data from major health surveillance systems.
  • EarthStat
    University of Minnesota, McGill University
    Compilation of international datasets describing crop yield, vegetation coverage and climate-related factors; data can be downloaded or accessed via spatial mapping tools.
  • Farmers Market List
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
    Directory of farmers markets throughout the United States with information on acceptable payment methods.
  • FedStats
    Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
    Compilation of statistical data collected by agencies within the federal government as part of major surveillance systems.
  • Food Environment Atlas
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
    County-level spatial statistics on food environment indicators, health outcomes, and community characteristics.

Legislative Databases

  • Child Care Licensure Regulations
    National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
    State laws and rules related to the regulation of health and safety in child care settings.
  • Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    Over 5,500 state policies related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion including healthy food and physical activity.
  • Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database
    National Conference of State Legislatures
    State legislation related to healthy food and physical activity.
  • Legislation Database
    Yale Rudd Center
    State and federal legislation related to food policy and obesity, with issue-specific categories and summary and status information.
  • School Health Policy Database
    National Association of State Boards of Education
    State laws, regulations, non-binding resolutions, and similar measures related to school health policies and activities.

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