Weight and Obesity

Feet on Scale General Information and Resources

Find resources and information related to definition of overweight and obesity, statistics, related organizations including the Weight-control Information Network, the National Weight Control Registry, and programs such as Shape Up America.


Aim for a Healthy Weight cover Treatment and Prevention Guidelines

Find national guidelines on assessing and treating overweight and obesity as well as statistics and definitions. Includes reports from government, health and educational groups.


Evaluating Weight Control Programs

Are the claims too good to be true? Find educational materials for evaluating claims and finding healthy guidance.


Forks, spoons and knives Practical, Healthy Weight Control

Useful tools and resources for lifelong weight management. Includes links to BMI calculators, portion quiz, behavior modification guides, tip sheets, and more. Some materials are available in Spanish.


Child obesity Adolescent and Childhood Obesity

Provides links to background information and practical resources on weight issues in children and teens. Includes guidelines, statistics, growth charts, a body mass index calculator, educational materials and Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators and Researchers (PDF|162 KB).


Non-Diet Approaches

Resources for promoting a positive body image and healthy living, including links to programs like "Active at Any Size" and "BodyPositive".


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