Weight and ObesityGeneral 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.
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.
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.
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).
Resources for promoting a positive body image and healthy living, including links to programs like "Active at Any Size" and "BodyPositive".
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions by exploring FAQs from categories such as Diet and Disease, Dietary Guidance, Food Composition, Food Labeling, Weight Management, and more.