Overweight and Obesity

Composite picture of teen soccer player, food, and scale Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Figure out where to start when it comes to choosing and evaluating a weight loss program.


NIDDK WIN logo Weight-control Information Network

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Find up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.


Obesity and Overweight

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn about obesity and strategies for combatting it in yourself, your family, and your community.


Question marks Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Read about common weight loss myths and learn what the facts say about diets, meals, physical activity, and more.


What Are Overweight and Obesity?

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Learn about overweight and obesity, including causes, treatment, prevention, and more.


Physical Activity: Why Is It Important

The President's Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition.

Learn how physical activity can improve your overall health.


Helping Your Overweight Child

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Find tips and resources for parents to help children develop a healthy body image and learn healthy eating and physical activity habits. Also available in PDF[5.9 MB] and Spanish.


MedlinePlus: Obesity

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find information on obesity and strategies for changing your lifestyle. Also in Spanish.


Make Your Calories Count

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Learn how to use the nutrition facts label for healthy weight management.


MedlinePlus: Overweight

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find information on overweight and strategies for changing your lifestyle. Also in Spanish.


Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss

DHHS. Office of Women's Health.

Find answers to frequently asked questions on obesity and weight loss for women.


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DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Learn about being active at any size while having fun and feeling good doing it.


Aim for a Healthy Weight cover Aim for a Healthy Weight Patient Booklet

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Find practical information for losing and maintaining weight - including tips on healthy eating and physical activity, other options, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success.


How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Receive practical tips for controlling portions.


Weighty Issues for Kids: Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

NIH. Word on Health.

Learn about rising obesity rates in children and find suggestions for helping children maintain a healthy weight.