Practical, Healthy Weight Control

Aim for a Healthy Weight: Information for Patients and the Public

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Guidelines for measurement of overweight and obesity and steps for safe and effective weight loss.


America on the Move (AOM)

America on the Move Foundation.

Physical activity and healthy eating national initiative and program with goal for increasing steps and cutting back calories to prevent weight gain.


Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Also available in Spanish.


Portion Distortion!

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Interactive Web site with 2 quizzes to compare portions now and 20 years ago.


Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This interactive learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories.


We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

A national program for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.


Portion Size Versus Serving Size

American Heart Association


Shopping: What to Look For

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Provides information on low-calorie shopping, fat-free versus regular, and low-calorie, lower fat alternative foods.


Healthy Weight - it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information on how to stay in control of your weight through a healthy lifestyle.


Healthy Body Calculator

Ask the Dietitian.

Provides results on weight, body frame size, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist to hip ratio, nutrient recommendations and physical activity.


Guide to Behavior Change

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.


Guide to Physical Activity

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.


Body Mass Index Table

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.


BMI calculator graphic Calculate Your Body Mass Index

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

On-line BMI calculator and tables.


Eat Smart: How to Fill Up, Not Out!

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension - Lancaster County. Food Reflections.

Six tips to help a person fill up, not out.


Keeping It Off

American Heart Association.

Tips and information to help the pounds stay off.


New American Plate logo New American Plate

American Institute for Cancer Research.

Not a diet or system for calculating calories, fat grams, or carbs but rather a different way of looking at what to eat every day.


You Can Control Your Weight As You Quit Smoking

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Addresses issues of weight gain when quitting smoking. Also in PDF|220 KB.