This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
These handouts provide basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes facts, tips, advice, and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce the lessons you learn in diabetes education sessions. En español
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
This booklet addresses the special challenges for very large people who are physically active and provides tips and ideas to become more active and healthier—no matter what your size.
Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)
This website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.
San Diego County Office of Education
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.
American on the Move is an evidence-based nonprofit dedicated to helping you take small steps and make small lifestyle changes for a healthier way of life. This website will help you improve your health and quality of life through healthful eating and active living. Includes an online community, articles on making healthy choices, and more. En español
America on the Move (AOM)
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 website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features. The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This guide uses visual representations to show the benefits of regular exercise to those with diabetes. It gives suggestions to get more active and includes places for you to write your ideas and create your own physical activity plan.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
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