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Physician and Patient Resources on Obesity Management and Prevention

AMA Resources:

AMA Healthy Lifestyles: Obesity

AMA Healthy Lifestyles: Childhood Obesity

National Summit on Obesity: Health care professionals gathered for the National Summit on Obesity to discuss the challeges associated with the obesity epidemic.

AMA Healthier LifeSteps Program:

Healthy eating resources and Physical activity resources

AMA-RFS Power Point Presentation: Obesity

Physician Resources

CDC Obesity and Overweight Resources

BMI - Body Mass Index Calculator

Weight-Control Information Network
Up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues

Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?

APHA: Obesity Resources
American Public Health Association - Discusses the obesity epidemic along with providing links to multiple tools and action plans to help combat obesity.

Americans In Motion - Healthy Interventions
American Academy of Family Physicians - Continuing medical education, office tools, patient education and more to integrate the AIM-HI approach into practice and community.

Overweight and Obesity: Clinical Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics - Growth charts, care coordination resources, links, guidelines and handouts on childhood obesity

White House Obesity Initiative

Exercise is Medicine
Calling on physicians to assess and review every patient's physical activity level at every visit

California Medical Association Foundation - Toolkits, talking points and powerpoint presentations on obesity

Red Flag Bogus Weight Loss Claims

Red Flag Bogus Weight Loss Claims (Spanish)

Patient Resources:

Weight-Control Information Network
Up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues

Obesity, Physical Activity, and Weight Control Glossary

Understanding Adult Obesity

Weight and Waist Measurement: Tools for Adults

Active at Any Size

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

Cómo Alimentarse y Mantenerse Activo Durante Toda La Vida
(Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan)

Improving Your Health: Tips for African American Men and Women

Just Enough For You: About Food Portions

Physical Activity and Weight Control

Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity

Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity

Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents

Energy Density and Weight Loss: Feel Full on Fewer Calories

ChooseMyPlate.gov/

Overweight and Obesity: Patient and Family Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics - Links to books, brochures and fact sheets for parents and caregivers

APHA: Obesity Resources
Discusses the obesity epidemic along with providing links to multiple tools and action plans to help combat obesity.

What are Overweight and Obesity?

Aim for a Health Weight
Contains practical, easy-to-use information for losing and maintaining weight, including tips on health eating and physical activity, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success. Also includes portion and serving size information, sample reduced calorie menus, tips on dining out, a sample walking program, and a weekly food and activity diary.

CDC Obesity and Overweight Resources

BMI - Body Mass Index Calculator

VERB: It's What You Do

How Can I Manage My Weight?

American Heart Association - Links to information on dietary fats, healthy recipes, nutrition facts, diet recommendations, and grocery shopping. Also links to an overview of the American Heart Associatiion's No-Fad Diet book and related information.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way
American Institute for Cancer Research - Three-step approach to losing weight and serving size finder to help control portion sizes

Shape Up!
Shape Up America! Health Weight for Life - Aims to raise obesity awareness and provide information for healthy weight management. Provides links to allow users to assess their activity level, flexibility, and endurance, as well as links to other topic areas including "Breakfast Benefits," "Cyberkitchen," and "10,000 Steps."

Weight Management - Strategies for Success
American Dietetic Association - Detail five common sense ways to manage weight for long-term success

America On the Move
Allows users to keep track of their physical activity (steps) and dietary progress.

Healthy Dining Finder
Searches for healthier meals at restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining. Corresponding nutrition information such as calories, fat, and sodium is also provided.

How Active Are You? Determines a targeted calorie intake determined by a person's gender, age, height, weight and activity level.

Losing Weight Safely

Losing Weight Safely (Spanish)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - How to lose weight safely, warns about diets that promise quick and easy weight loss, discusses use of diet pills, and provides questions to ask before signing up for a weight loss program

Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids: A Nutrition and Activity Guide for Parents
American Dietetic Association - Guide for parents on how to make healthy eating and physical activity a part of daily life. Discusses realistic goals for parents concerned about their child's weight

Understanding Child Obesity
Defines childhood obesity and explains potential causes of childhood obesity. Also highlights prevention and treatment measures.

Statistics

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Nutrition Insight 33, June 2006.

The Contribution of Expanding Portion Sizes to the US Obesity Epidemic Lisa R. Young, PhD, RD and Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH American Journal of Public Health, 92(2):246-250, 2002.

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)
Summarized the true costs of super sizing portions and focuses on the fact that bigger is not necessarily better.

Overweight and Obesity: Economic Consequences
DHHS, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Provides data on direct and indirect financial cost of overweight and obesity at the State and National levels.

Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity
NIDDK, Weight-control Information Network - Statistics related to the prevalence, economic costs, and health related risks of overweight and obesity.