Weight Management for Youth

We can! logo We Can! Resources for Your Family

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

Find information to help your family stay healthy, including weight basics, eating right, and more.


Let's Move!

The White House; Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Education.

A nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity by providing schools, parents, and communities with tools to help kids be active, eat better, and get healthy.


BAM! BAM! Body and Mind

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn how to make healthy choices with games, quizzes, and other interactive features that cover topics such as food, nutrition, physical activity, and safety.


Childhood Obesity Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find tips for parents, kid friendly sites to help youth combat childhood obesity, nutrition education resources, statistics and more.


Fuel Up to Play Image Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council; National Football League; United States Department of Agriculture.

Get empowered to improve nutrition and physical activity at your school and for your health.


Reading Food Labels Image 8 Healthy Eating Goals

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. This pages offers eight goals for healthy eating challenging users to try incorporating at least six into their diet.


Composite picture of teen soccer player, food, and scale Body Mass Index: About BMI for Children and Teens

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

Explains how Body Mass Index (BMI) is used differently in children than in adults and provides information on calculating and interpreting BMI for children and teens.


Helping Kids Fight Obesity: Best Online Info Sources (PDF | 778 KB)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Selected by a registered dietitian, a review of the best Web resources that help kids avoid obesity by encouraging healthy habits and behaviors.


Helping Your Overweight Child

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

Parents can find tips and resources for helping their children develop a healthy body image and learn healthy eating and physical activity habits. Also available in PDF[5.9 MB] and Spanish.


A Healthy Weight for Girls

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Find information for girls to learn about overweight and obesity, calories, and a healthy weight.


Weighty Issues for Kids: Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

NIH. Word on Health.

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