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 Nutrition and Physical Activity Page


AMCHP Resources to Prevent Obesity/Overweight 
The Association of Maternal& Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has posted resources to support its members and partners in coordinated efforts to decrease obesity and help children, women and families maintain health weights and nutrition.

BMI (Body Mass Index Calculator

Breastfeeding and Healthy Living
This California Department of Public Health’s breastfeeding page includes information for families and professionals, as well as resources and statistics.

Counseling the Overweight Child 
This training is designed for the local Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) program staff to use when training CHDP providers to engage in discussions regarding a child’s weight and encourage obesity prevention behaviors for families.

Healthy Weight Among Women of Reproductive Age
Resource lists to help promote healthy weight for women before, during, and after pregnancy. Includes reports and related activities through the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Oral Health
Include educational resources such as pamphlets and California Department of Public Health Oral Health Websites.

Center of Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Charts
CDC provides information on the WHO Growth standards for infants and children less than 2 years of age, including growth charts, data tables, and other resources and information on using the growth charts.

Iron/Anemia Resources
Includes links to background anemia information, fact sheets, and an educational brochure tailored for Black Infant Health Program participants.

Folic Acid Resources 
Includes folic acid background information, educational resources, and other folic acid related links.

Calcium Resources 
Includes calcium background information.

Vitamin D Resources 
Links to learn more about Vitamin D recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents as well as vitamin supplementation for infants.

MCAH and CPSP Forms
Forms include Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) Initial Combined Assessment, Assessment Risk/Strength Summary, 24-Hour Perinatal Dietary Recall (Form Instructions), Prenatal Weight Gain Grids, Prenatal Nutrition Assessment, and the Perinatal Food Group Recall.


California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success Guidelines for Care 
Patient management references for multidiscipline providers serving women with diabetes before, during and after pregnancy. Includes nutrition, breastfeeding and physical activity guidelines.

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) Teen Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines 
Guidelines, handouts, and links to other resources to assist AFLP case managers in promoting optimal nutrition and physical activity practices of their clients.

Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policy Recommendations On-line Toolkit
Toolkit provides resources and web links to assist hospitals and health care providers in meeting the national and state public health breastfeeding goals. It includes both the full and summary of the Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policies.

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Steps to Take Program Guidelines For Enhanced Health Education, Nutrition and Psychosocial Services (PDF)Opens a new browser window. 
Created for Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) staff members, this document supplements and enhances existing CPSP protocols on a broad range of topics common to pregnancy. There are guidelines on nutrition, physical activity, maternal diabetes, and breastfeeding.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Breastfeeding Steps to Take Handouts
These handouts provide nutrition information and tips for pregnant women from conception through 60 days postpartum in both English and Spanish.

Normal Infant Feeding Guide (0-12 months) (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
A CDPH food guide for normal infant feeding (0-12 months) with a focus on breastfeeding. Provides an overview of infant feeding. Includes nutrient recommendations and barriers and benefits to breastfeeding.

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards - Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (3rd ed.) 
A comprehensive set of health and safety standards for early child care and education settings.

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, IOM Report
This report reviews factors related to overweight and obesity from birth to age five. It provides recommendations for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and policymakers to prevent obesity in this age group.

Last modified on: 11/25/2014 2:38 PM