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The Youth Obesity LibGuide presents information about weight, blood pressure, and social conflicts concerning childhood and teenage obesity.
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ELA Standards: Reading Informational Text

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.


BOOKS are far superior to articles because they often have more images and text. Books should be the first stop in every research plan. 

All the BOOKS below contain fantastic information that capture childhood and teenage obesity. Flushing High School Library has the books listed in the catalog.  Other BOOKS about childhood and teenage obesity can be found at the Queens Public Library.

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Teens Health and Obesity - Peter Owens
ISBN: 9781590848722
Publication Date: 2008-09-01

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Obesity and Self-Image - Judith Levin
ISBN: 9781404217683
Publication Date: 2008-08-01

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Obesity and the Media - Frances O'Connor
ISBN: 9781404217690
Publication Date: 2008-08-01

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Obesity Discrimination - Dale-Marie Bryan
ISBN: 9781404217669
Publication Date: 2008-08-01

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Understanding Obesity - Jeri Freedman
ISBN: 9781404217706
Publication Date: 2008-08-01

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Overweight America - Meryl Loonin
ISBN: 159018744x
Publication Date: 2006-09-22

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The Genetics of Obesity - Stephanie Watson
ISBN: 9781404217676
Publication Date: 2008-08-01

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Social Discrimination and Body Size - Autumn Libal
ISBN: 1590849493
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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Treating Obesity - Liz Sonneborn
ISBN: 9781404217713
Publication Date: 2008-08-01


Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)

  • Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)
    Gale Cengage Learning Databases are New York State funded databases available to public students in school and from home. The Database requires a password for home access--which cannot be posted but provided to you by the Flushing High School Librarians.

Obesity Online Documentary Film #1

ELA Standards: History/Social Studies--Integration of Knowledge & Ideas 

  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

HBO. The Weight of the Nation: Children in Crisis.  2012. 1:08 min.

Obesity Online Documentary Film #2

HBO. The Weight of the Nation: Consequences.  2012. 1:08 min. 


ELA Standards: Writing—Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.



The Nemours Foundation. “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).” 2017. Web. 2017-18.

Kids Health from the Nemours Foundation. CHOLESTEROL

The Nemours Foundation. “Cholesterol.” 2017. Web. 2017-18.

Obesity Website Article


Gordon, Serena. “Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids.” US 09 June 2012. Web. 2015.

Obesity Website Article

Doheny, Kathleen. “Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don’t Get Needed Tests.”  U.S.  23 July 2012 Web. 2017-18.

Obesity Interactive Website #1

Blood Pressure Quiz

American Heart Association. Test Your High Blood Pressure IQ With This Quiz. 2015. Web. 2017-18.


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