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General Information and Resources for Weight and Obesity

USDA. Economic Research Service.

To help address growing public health concerns about rising obesity rates, ERS research illuminates differences in dietary patterns by social, demographic, and economic factors.

Food Research and Action Center

FRAC issues a number of reports to examine the links among hunger, obesity, and health, and how the nutrition programs can both reduce hunger and improve nutrition.

George Washington University. School of Public Health and Health Services.

Blog post with infographic that highlights obesity as a national epidemic, its financial impact on communities and the overall economy, and preventative measures that can be taken to affect change at a national level.

HHS, NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

 This information explains the difference between portions and servings, and provides tips to help you eat just enough for you.

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.