N. Jay Sorensen, MBA RD
Last Updated: May 11, 2013
This site provides consumer information about strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight including guidelines for weight loss programs, advertising claims and misinformation. Includes a BMI calculator.
This organization provides information about overweight, obesity, treatment strategies and misinformation and advocates with government, and the health care and insurance industries for research and access to health care and against discrimination.
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults NHLBI site for all the publications related to these federal guidelines. The site includes information for consumers and professionals as well as a BMI calculator at: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi
General Nutrition and Physical Activity for Adults
Gateway site to information on health available from Federal agency sites. Includes info for all ages as well as information for specific population groups and info in Spanish
"Choose to Move" is an on-line 12-week physical activity program for women sponsored by the American Heart Association
National Cancer Institute Eat 5 A Day for Better Health This site sponsored by the federal agency partner of the 5 A Day program includes recipes, quick tips, and tools to track your intake and activity.
This site sponsored by the industry arm of the national 5 A Day program provides a broad range of information about the importance of fruits and vegetables to health and to help us choose and eat more fruits and vegetables.
This site includes how to information about healthy lifestyle and weight management.
This is the health information page on NHLBI's site that links patients and the general public to a variety of resource info about blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and other heart health information. The obesity information includes a BMI calculator.
This is the health information page about Weight Loss and Control and links to a variety of resources about health and weight management.
This site links to a variety of information about promoting good nutrition and physical activity and current information about obesity and overweight in the US.
National Women's Health Information Center, Women's Body Image and Health Section of the information center of the HHS Office on Women's Health on weight management and health, including info on eating disorders
This site provides the basic info about designing your exercise program.
Includes features to help you evaluate your diet ("Nutrition Challenge" and "Your Nutrition Profile" and activity level ("Healthy Body Quiz") and plan meals ("Meal Planner"). The "Healthy Body Quiz" includes a BMI calculator.
American Association of Retired Persons, Explore Health and Wellness Practical information on healthy eating and physical activity.
Includes info on healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise to prevent and manage heart disease and stroke.
Includes info on healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise to prevent and manage arthritis.
Tips from CDC for fitting physical activity into your day at home and work.
General Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children
Includes info for kids, teens and parents about health issues including nutrition, fitness, body weight and growth and development, and body image and eating disorders.
Run by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, this site uses games to teach middle-school-aged children (and their parents and teachers) how the food environment- advertising, portion sizes, school vending choices-influences their food choices and how to eat well.
Lots of games kids have played for generations including rules for playground games and jump-rope rhymes.
This site is sponsored by the CDC to provide health information for girls 9 to 13.
This is another CDC sponsored site to provide health, nutrition and physical activity info for kids.
VERB It's what you do VERB It's what you do
This CDC sponsored site is part of the Youth Media Campaign and promotes positive activity choices for kids.
This site is sponsored by the National School Lunch Program and has info for kids, parents, teachers and schools about promoting good nutrition in schools and at home
Body Image, Eating Disorders
Provides information about body image and eating disorders, treatment and referrals, and educational curriculum and materials.
Action for Change
This site provides information about policies and programs to promote nutrition and physical activity
A Report to the President From the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education This report outlines 10 strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports.
Identifies specific actions that parents,
students, teachers and coaches, school administrators and board
members, community sports and recreation program coordinators,
can take to help implement the guidelines recommendations.
Guidelines to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating
Identifies specific actions that parents, students, teachers and coaches, school administrators and board members, community sports and recreation program coordinators, can take to help implement the guidelines recommendations.