Resources for living well
These programs aim to assist parents in helping children manage their weight and live healthy lifestyles with specific activities and milestones. En español
This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting. It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.
American Medical Association (AMA)
This online wellness service helps you track your food and exercise habits and provides you with personalized food consumption information, exercise data, and analytical charts and tables to help you make positive choices about your physical health and well being.
This website is a comprehensive guide to weight management that helps you track your diet and change your habits. In addition to its database of 70,000 foods, CalorieKing offers a food and exercise diary, practical help and tips, step-by-step guidance, interactive goal setting, and motivation and support from the CalorieKing community. A program for physicians is also available.
ChooseMyPlate.gov from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.
This interactive learning program helps you plan a healthful diet using nutrition labels while managing calorie intake.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
This online calorie counter and food journal allows you to set your weight loss goals, track your daily caloric intake, and log your fitness activities.
This online tracking tool will help you manage your diabetes by tracking your nutritional intake and monitoring your blood glucose and insulin usage. It also provides nutritionist-approved diabetic recipes and support from other members.
This book gives parents and children a positive, safe initial approach to lifetime weight management.
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