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.
The AMA's Weigh What Matters program is designed to help you learn about the role your weight plays in your health and to help you take small but important steps to achieve a healthier, more active life… for you and your family.
Learn ways to help children choose healthy foods and physical activity through role modeling and guiding children’s behaviors with compassion and understanding.
Learn more about what you can do to partner with your physician or other health care provider to make lasting changes in four key health behaviors to live a longer, healthier life.
Additional resources on obesity, weight management, healthy eating, and physical activity are provided by the following organizations.
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 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 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! 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
Getting Healthy provides a wide range of ideas and resources on healthy eating, physical activity, healthy kids, weight management, stress management and quitting smoking.
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.