Weight Management for Youth

Child & Teen Healthy Weight and Obesity

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

This collection of resources provides parents and caregivers, health care providers, and partners with tools and information to help children and teens maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity.


We Can! Resources for Your Family

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

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


About Child & Teen BMI

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.


Tips for Parents - Ideas to Help Children and Maintain a Healthy Weight

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

Read about how parents or guardians can help prevent childhood overweight and obesity.


Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with USDA.

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


Helping Your Child Who is Overweight

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 Spanish.


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.


A Healthy Weight for Girls

DHHS. Office on Women's Health.

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


Weighty Issues for Kids: Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

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