Obesity Links

Obesity Links

Learn about a variety of online obesity resources and activities for weight management, physical activity, lifestyle, and wellness. Also visit Obesity In America for an overview of why American is obese and the impacts of malnutrition on one’s health.

Weight Management

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.

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.

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.

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.

Games Kids Play

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

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.