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General Information and Resources for Weight and Obesity

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.

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.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Proceedings from a workshop held in 2017 which highlights discussions from The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions which brought together leaders from business, early care and education, government, health care, and philanthropy to discuss the most promising approaches for the future of obesity prevention and treatment. 

Brown Medical School. The National Weight Control Registry.

Largest prospective research investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance.

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Defines words often used when people talk or write about obesity, physical activity, and weight control; written for people who are overweight or obese, or interested in learning more about these.

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