Strategies for Success

Choose My Plate icon MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Use MyPlate to learn what foods and amounts are right for you.

Feet on scale Interested in Losing Weight?

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Get practical step-by-step assistance for long-term weight control.

Man and woman cycling Weight-control Information Network

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Find resources to help you lose weight, maintain weight loss, and feed a healthy family. Some publications available in Spanish.

Weight Management and Obesity Resource List

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find a collection of resources for consumers on the topics of weight management and obesity.

Aim for a Healthy Weight

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Learn about energy balance and find strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Serving Sizes and Portions

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Read about the difference between servings and portions, and find out how much portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years.

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

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

Learn about portion control strategies for eating out, eating in, eating in front of the TV, and more.

Make Your Calories Count

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management.

Sample Reduced-Calorie Menus

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Find reduced-calorie daily menus for American, ethnic, and vegetarian meals to help make it easier for you to eat right and lose weight.

MedlinePlus: Weight Control

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find strategies and resources for maintaining a healthy weight. Also in Spanish.

Weight Cycling (PDF | 397 KB)

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-Control Information Network.