Weight Management

red apple Weight Management and Obesity Resource List (PDF | 285 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

List provides reliable nutrition information about obesity and weight loss in a variety of information formats: articles, pamphlets, books, and full-text materials on the World Wide Web.

Childhood Obesity Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find tips for parents, kid friendly sites to help youth combat childhood obesity, nutrition education resources, statistics and more.

Obesity, Physical Activity, and Weight Control Glossary

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Defines words often used when people talk or write about obesity, physical activity, and weight control; written for people who are overweight or obese, or interested in learning more about these.

Aim for a Healthy Weight

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

See science-based recommendations regarding weight control as well as tools for assessing your weight-related risk and practical guidance on weight control

Red food label cartoon 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.

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

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

Learn how to talk to your health care professional about weight loss and get the best information before choosing a program.

BMI calculator graphic Body Mass Index Calculator

DHHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Learn where you stand with this interactive tool to help you assess your weight.

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Weight-control Information Network

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Learn science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Need trustworthy, up-to-date information on how to help your kids-or grandkids-avoid obesity? The resources on this list were selected by a registered dietitian as among the best.

Physical Activity Guidelines image Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, this guide can help you fit physical activity into your life for your schedule.

5 Goals to Losing Weight

American Heart Association.

Put these tips into practice to keep yourself motivated to achieve your weight loss goal.

Family playing together Guide to Physical Activity

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Learn to stay physically active while completeing everyday, household tasks.

Spoon and plate Eat Smart: How to Fill Up, Not Out!

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

Put these six simple tips into practice to help you fill up, not out.

Guide to Behavior Change

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Learn to evaluate your behavior and attitude toward food.

High-Protein Diets

American Heart Association.

Read about the American Heart Association's position on high protein diets and their recommendations for weight loss.

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Food portions have gotten larger over the years, making it easier to overeat. Get some practical tips for controlling portions.

Keeping It Off

American Heart Association.

Get tips and advice to help keep the pounds off.

Books Nutrition Action Healthletter Rates Diet Books

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Explore what's behind the hype of some of the most popular diet plans on the consumer market.

Nutrition for your Child: Ten Steps to a Healthy Weight (PDF | 64 Kb)

24 Carrot Press. Feeding Kids Newsletter.

Helps parents educate their children about living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and physical activity.

Sample Reduced-Calorie Menus

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Features traditional-American, Asian-American, Southern, Mexican- American, and lacto-ovo vegetarian 1200 and 1600 calorie menus.

Weight Cycling

DHHS. NIH. Weight-Control Information Network.

Learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and how to avoid weight cycling.

Scale Weight Management

American Heart Association.

Learn the steps necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle to support your weight loss goal.

Your Weight and Diabetes

The Obesity Society.

Learn about the link between weight and diabetes risk and how weight control can help prevent diabetes.