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Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyle Resources


Online federal government information on nutrition

Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library, Room 304
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 504-5719

Department of Agriculture: Nutrient Data Laboratory
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
4700 River Rd, Unit 89
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 734-8491

Department of Agriculture: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
1120 20th Street NW
Suite 200, North Lobby
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 418-2312

Department of Health and Human Services
Consumer Information Center
Department WW
P.O. Box 100
Pueblo, CO 81009

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food Labeling
5600 Fishers Lane (HFE-88), Room 1685
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-9767

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
1-800-311-3435 (Obesity Trends)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Education Programs Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
(301) 592-8573
(301) 592-8563 fax

Weight Management Publications

Weight Management Information for the Public

Weight-related heart facts

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 9A52
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5877
(301) 402-2125 fax

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

The Weight Control Information Network (WIN)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
1 Win Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
(202) 828-1025
(202) 828-1086 fax
Provides science-based information on obesity

USDA Food Guide Pyramid


North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 563-6526
(301) 587-2365 fax

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040
The largest association for nutrition professionals in the United States.
Provides responsible nutrition information. Find a registered dietitian.

American Diabetes Association
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

American Obesity Association (AOA)
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 776-7711
(202) 776-7712 fax
An advocacy group aimed at educating the public about obesity, protecting the rights of the obese, and promoting research related to preventing or curing obesity.

American Heart Association (AHA)
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
(214) 706-1220
(214) 706-1341 fax

Shape Up America
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 306
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 493-5368
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop started this campaign to reduced obesity and increase fitness. Site offers up-to-date information on weight management, healthy eating, and physical fitness.

Take Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS)
4575 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 07360
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0360

Weight Watchers International
175 Crossways Park West
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 390-1400
(516) 390-1632 fax

Overeaters Anonymous
World Service Office (WSO)
6075 Zenith Court NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-2664

Web Sites

Diet and Nutrition
Information about established diet plan flaws and harmful effects
Information and ideas on cutting calories and links to other reliable sources
Healthy low-fat recipes
Recipe makeovers and dining out tips
A wealth of information about planning, shopping, cooking etc..
Low-calories recipes and other tips for healthy eating
Links to weight loss magazines and cooking tips
Flaws of the Atkins diet
Information about the Mayo Clinic Diet plan
Valuable health information from the Mayo Clinic, Q&As, self-assessment tools, tips, and facts about weight loss and healthy eating
Step by step guidelines to personal diet and activity plan
Reviews of diet books and consumer information about current fad diets
Healthy eating strategies for all ages
Information about vitamin and minerals, daily requirements, food sources, and related disease symptoms
FDA Guide to Dieting

Exercise and Fitness
Track your pedometer steps on interesting walking challenges and gain access to a wealth of resources to assist your healthy lifestyle.
American Council on Fitness web site with fitness information and ACE-certified trainers
Customize a personal fitness program
Fitness and exercise tips for seniors
Inspirational information, facts, and ideas for starting a fitness program
Animated series of stretches
Publication on walking and fitness,35662_1_1.asp
Fitness assessment
Information about the Mayo Clinic Diet plan
Review of 24+ popular choices of exercise and fitness
Tips to make exercise feel easier
Tips for overcoming exercise roadblocks
Extensive menu of workouts to mix and match
Tips for personalizing an exercise plan
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
Fitness information for those over 50

Calculators and Calorie Counters
A comprehensive calorie-counter available from food database
Daily intake counter and printable charts
Several calorie counters available at this website
List of activities and number of calories they burn
Figure out carbohydrate, fat, protein and total calorie needs
Several body analysis calculators
Calorie calculator based on activity and minutes of activity
How much activity a given food is worth
List of activities and calories burned based on weight and amount of time
Body Mass Index calculator
Body Mass Index calculator
Daily energy requirements
Body Mass Index calculator and recommendations on what to do about result

Printable blank food and activity record
An interactive diet and fitness journal
Printable blank food dairy