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Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyle Resources

Government

Online federal government information on nutrition
www.nutrition.gov

Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library, Room 304
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 504-5719
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

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
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/

Department of Agriculture: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
1120 20th Street NW
Suite 200, North Lobby
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 418-2312
www.usda.gov/fcs/cnpp.htm

Department of Health and Human Services
Consumer Information Center
Department WW
P.O. Box 100
Pueblo, CO 81009
www.pueblo.gsa.gov/food.htm

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
www.cfsan.fda.gov/label.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
1-800-311-3435
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/index.htm (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
www.nhlbi.gov

Weight Management Publications
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/pubs

Weight Management Information for the Public
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

Weight-related heart facts
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/index.htm

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
www.niddk.nih.gov

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/index.htm

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
1-877-946-4627
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm
Provides science-based information on obesity

USDA Food Guide Pyramid
www.usda.gov/cnpp/pyramid.gif

Organizations

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
www.naaso.org

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040
1-800-745-0775
www.eatright.org
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
1-800-DIABETES
www.diabetes.org

American Obesity Association (AOA)
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 776-7711
(202) 776-7712 fax
www.obesity.org
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
1-800-AHA-USA1
www.americanheart.org

Shape Up America
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 306
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 493-5368
www.shapeup.org
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
1-800-932-8677
www.tops.org

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

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

Web Sites

Diet and Nutrition

www.about.com/health/weightloss
Information about established diet plan flaws and harmful effects

www.caloriecontrol.org
Information and ideas on cutting calories and links to other reliable sources

www.calorieking.com
Healthy low-fat recipes

www.cyberdiet.com
Recipe makeovers and dining out tips

www.deliciousdecisions.org
A wealth of information about planning, shopping, cooking etc..

www.diabetes.org
Low-calories recipes and other tips for healthy eating

www.4weightloss.org
Links to weight loss magazines and cooking tips

www.hcrc.org/faqs/atkins.html
Flaws of the Atkins diet

www.mayo.edu/about.mayo_diet.html
Information about the Mayo Clinic Diet plan

www.mayohealth.org/mayo
Valuable health information from the Mayo Clinic, Q&As, self-assessment tools, tips, and facts about weight loss and healthy eating

www.nhlbisupport.com/cgi-bin/chd1/diet1.cgi
Step by step guidelines to personal diet and activity plan

www.phys.com
Reviews of diet books and consumer information about current fad diets

www.phys.com/self/eat
Healthy eating strategies for all ages

www.thriveonline.com/eats/vitamins
Information about vitamin and minerals, daily requirements, food sources, and related disease symptoms

www.wellweb.com/nutri/fdaart.htm
FDA Guide to Dieting

Exercise and Fitness

www.americaonthemove.org
Track your pedometer steps on interesting walking challenges and gain access to a wealth of resources to assist your healthy lifestyle.

www.acefitness.org
American Council on Fitness web site with fitness information and ACE-certified trainers

www.aerobics.com
Customize a personal fitness program

www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/pages/agepages/exercise.html
Fitness and exercise tips for seniors

www.drkoop.com/wellness/fitness
Inspirational information, facts, and ideas for starting a fitness program

www.learn2.com
Animated series of stretches

www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/pubs/walking.htm
Publication on walking and fitness

www.onhealth.com/fitness/in-depth/item/item,35662_1_1.asp
Fitness assessment

www.mayo.edu/about.mayo_diet.html
Information about the Mayo Clinic Diet plan

www.phys.com/fitness/activities
Review of 24+ popular choices of exercise and fitness

www.prevention.com/weight/buzz/980722.buzz.html
Tips to make exercise feel easier

www.prevention.com/weight/buzz/more.html
Tips for overcoming exercise roadblocks

www.prevention.com/weight/planner
Extensive menu of workouts to mix and match

www.prevention.com/weight/quiz
Tips for personalizing an exercise plan

www.shapeup.org/fitness
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

www.thriveonline.com/shape/seniors/fit1.html
Fitness information for those over 50

Calculators and Calorie Counters

www.cyberdiet.com
A comprehensive calorie-counter available from food database

www.dawp.anet.com
Daily intake counter and printable charts

www.4weightloss.org
Several calorie counters available at this website

www.homearts.com:80/helpers/calculators/burnf1.htm
List of activities and number of calories they burn

www.ivillage.com/food/tools
Figure out carbohydrate, fat, protein and total calorie needs

www.phys.com
Several body analysis calculators

www.phys.com/self/home.html
Calorie calculator based on activity and minutes of activity

www.phys.com/weightloss
How much activity a given food is worth

www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner
List of activities and calories burned based on weight and amount of time

www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/calc-bmi.htm
Body Mass Index calculator

www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
Body Mass Index calculator

www.shapeup.org
Daily energy requirements

www.thriveonline.com/cgibin/bmi.cgi
Body Mass Index calculator and recommendations on what to do about result

Diaries

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart
Printable blank food and activity record

www.onhealth.com
An interactive diet and fitness journal

www.thriveonline.com/weight/habits/week2.html
Printable blank food dairy