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Resources for Patients

The AMA has developed several resources to help you partner with your physician to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Get tips on making healthy eating and physical activity a regular part of your – and your family's - lifestyle, as well as tools for weight management and much more.

Promoting Healthy Families

Learn ways to help children choose healthy foods and physical activity through role modeling and guiding children’s behaviors with compassion and understanding.

Additional Resources

Additional resources on obesity, weight management, healthy eating, and physical activity are provided by the following organizations.

Rudd Center Patient Resources

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. provides tips on how to talk to your doctor about your weight.

ChooseMyPlate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

ChooseMyPlate offers resources to help you improve your eating habits, such as tips for planning healthy menus and interactive tools to analyze your diet and create a personalized healthy eating plan.

Healthy Weight from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Healthy Weight contains information to help you take control of your weight, including how to enjoy eating healthfully, how much physical activity you need and tips for parents.

Let's Move!—America's Move to Raise A Healthier Generation of Kids

Let's Move! is an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, providing kids, their parents and caregivers with resources to help kids eat healthier and lead more active lives. Learn what an active lifestyle means, get simple strategies for success and find tools, including goal tracking for kids.

Eat Right from the American Dietetic Association

Eat Right and Kids Eat Right provide information including shopping and cooking tips, how to talk to your child about weight, and other tips and guidelines for healthy eating at all stages of life.

Getting Healthy from the American Heart Association

Getting Healthy provides a wide range of ideas and resources on healthy eating, physical activity, healthy kids, weight management, stress management and quitting smoking.

Obesity Action Coalition Education Tools

The Obesity Action Coalition's education tools include a variety of resources to help people meet their weight goals, including brochures, information about obesity and weight loss options, and lists of regional support organizations.