Overweight/Obesity Prevention

General Information



WIN program logo Choose a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

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


Learn About the National Weight Control Registry

Brown Medical School. National Weight Control Registry.


Balance Calories to Manage Weight (PDF | 956 KB)

United States Department of Health and Human Services; United States Department of Agriculture.

Chapter 2 of the 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans discusses the key recommendations for weight management, including those for special population groups.


Read about Weight-Loss and Nutrition Myths

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


What Causes Obesity?

Harvard School of Public Health.


Follow the Healthy Weight Checklist

Harvard School of Public Health.


Statistics


See U.S. Obesity Statistics

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Get Data and Facts on Adult Obesity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


View Child Obesity Information

Harvard School of Public Health.


Online Calculators, Games & Tutorials


Track Your Nutrition and Physical Activity with MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The SuperTracker includes a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, a food database, weight management tips, a personal goals section, and individualized reports.


Aim for a Healthy Weight cover Aim for a Healthy Weight

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

Includes a Portion Distortion Quiz, BMI Calculator, and Menu Planner.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calculate Your Body Mass Index

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Use the Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit

Rural Assistance Center.