DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
General Information and Resources for Weight and Obesity
DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Inf
Statistics on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the US, as well as disease, mortality, and economic costs.
DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Obesity trend data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and maps from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
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.
DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Defines overweight and obesity, and discusses their causes, risks, treatments, prevention and more.
2002 Research Brief examines comparative effects of obesity, smoking, heavy drinking, and poverty on chronic health conditions and health expenditures.
Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthy People 2020 - provides an overview of the Nutrition and Weight Status topic area, as well as objectives and data, and evidence-based resources.
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.
World Health Organization.