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Obesity Links

N. Jay Sorensen, MBA RD
Last Updated: January 12, 2015

Weight Management

Partnership for Healthy Weight Management

This site provides consumer information about strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight including guidelines for weight loss programs, advertising claims and misinformation. Includes a BMI calculator.

American Obesity Association

This organization provides information about overweight, obesity, treatment strategies and misinformation and advocates with government, and the health care and insurance industries for research and access to health care and against discrimination.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults NHLBI site for all the publications related to these federal guidelines. The site includes information for consumers and professionals as well as a BMI calculator at: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi

General Nutrition and Physical Activity for Adults

HealthFinder

Gateway site to information on health available from Federal agency sites. Includes info for all ages as well as information for specific population groups and info in Spanish

http://www.choosetomove.org

"Choose to Move" is an on-line 12-week physical activity program for women sponsored by the American Heart Association

5 A Day for Better Health

National Cancer Institute Eat 5 A Day for Better Health This site sponsored by the federal agency partner of the 5 A Day program includes recipes, quick tips, and tools to track your intake and activity.

Produce for Better Health "Eat Your Colors"

This site sponsored by the industry arm of the national 5 A Day program provides a broad range of information about the importance of fruits and vegetables to health and to help us choose and eat more fruits and vegetables.

American Dietetic Association

This site includes how to information about healthy lifestyle and weight management.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Heart Health Information

This is the health information page on NHLBI's site that links patients and the general public to a variety of resource info about blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and other heart health information. The obesity information includes a BMI calculator.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

This is the health information page about Weight Loss and Control and links to a variety of resources about health and weight management.

CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Physical Activity

This site links to a variety of information about promoting good nutrition and physical activity and current information about obesity and overweight in the US.

Women's Body Image and Health

National Women's Health Information Center, Women's Body Image and Health Section of the information center of the HHS Office on Women's Health on weight management and health, including info on eating disorders

American College of Sports Medicine

This site provides the basic info about designing your exercise program.

Eat Well, Live Well, Dietitians of Canada

Includes features to help you evaluate your diet ("Nutrition Challenge" and "Your Nutrition Profile" and activity level ("Healthy Body Quiz") and plan meals ("Meal Planner"). The "Healthy Body Quiz" includes a BMI calculator.

http://www.aarp.org/health/

American Association of Retired Persons, Explore Health and Wellness Practical information on healthy eating and physical activity.

American Heart Association

Includes info on healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise to prevent and manage heart disease and stroke.

National Arthritis Foundation

Includes info on healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise to prevent and manage arthritis.

Physical Activity Tips

Tips from CDC for fitting physical activity into your day at home and work.

General Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children

KidsHealth

Includes info for kids, teens and parents about health issues including nutrition, fitness, body weight and growth and development, and body image and eating disorders.

Smart-Mouth.org

Run by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, this site uses games to teach middle-school-aged children (and their parents and teachers) how the food environment- advertising, portion sizes, school vending choices-influences their food choices and how to eat well.

Games Kids Play

Lots of games kids have played for generations including rules for playground games and jump-rope rhymes.

Girl Power

This site is sponsored by the CDC to provide health information for girls 9 to 13.

Body and Mind

This is another CDC sponsored site to provide health, nutrition and physical activity info for kids.

VERB It's what you do VERB It's what you do

This CDC sponsored site is part of the Youth Media Campaign and promotes positive activity choices for kids.

Team Nutrition

This site is sponsored by the National School Lunch Program and has info for kids, parents, teachers and schools about promoting good nutrition in schools and at home

Body Image, Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association

Provides information about body image and eating disorders, treatment and referrals, and educational curriculum and materials.

Action for Change

Nutrition Policy site of Center for Science in the Public Interest

This site provides information about policies and programs to promote nutrition and physical activity

Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports

A Report to the President From the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education This report outlines 10 strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports.

Overweight and Obesity: the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Guidelines to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity

Identifies specific actions that parents, students, teachers and coaches, school administrators and board members, community sports and recreation program coordinators, can take to help implement the guidelines recommendations.

Guidelines to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating

Identifies specific actions that parents, students, teachers and coaches, school administrators and board members, community sports and recreation program coordinators, can take to help implement the guidelines recommendations.