Resources for living well
These web pages provide information and tools to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Includes resources for health care professionals to assist in assessing and treating overweight and obese patients.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
These programs aim to assist parents in helping children manage their weight and live healthy lifestyles with specific activities and milestones.
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 in-person weight management program educates overweight children and their parents about nutrition and physical activity through interactive sessions.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.
This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
This video presents a case study demonstrating that quick fixes can't compete with long-term planning and a support system. It shows five steps proven to help people lose weight.
This book gives parents and children a positive, safe initial approach to lifetime weight management.
The Virtual Lifestyle Management program (VLM) is an online version of the Diabetes Prevention Program. It is designed to help you lose weight and become more active by incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine. It provides tools to set goals and track and manage progress. You will also receive guidance and coaching from an experienced health care professional.
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