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)
This resource helps you by providing nutritional tracking tools and fitness plans to help you reach your weight goals.
These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
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)
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