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    Obesity Prevention Program
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    P.O. Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, T-406
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-7111
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Obesity Resources

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Obesity and Weight Management

Nutrition

Fruits and Vegetables

Breastfeeding

Physical Activity & Active Living 

Screen-Time

Resources for Public Health Professionals


Obesity and Weight Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Defining Obesity
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Weight Management Research to Practice
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/health_professionals/practice/index.htm

US Department of Health and Human Services – Healthy People 
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Obesity Education Initiative
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

NHLBI – Clinical Guidelines for Obesity
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/guidelines/archive/clinical-guidelines-obesity-adults-evidence-report

The Obesity Society
http://www.obesity.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Health Equity 
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/healthdisparities/

The Guide to Community Preventive Services
https://www.thecommunityguide.org/ 

Childhood Obesity Action Network’s Implementation Guide for the Expert Committee Recommendations on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity
http://obesity.nichq.org/resources/expert%20committee%20recommendation%20implementation%20guide

Prevention Institute
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/guidelines/in-develop/obesity-evidence-review

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/community_strategies_guide.pdf

Obesity; Early Care and Education (ECE)
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/childcareece.html


Nutrition

USDA Nutrition Resources
http://www.nutrition.gov/  

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/

US Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Overview 
http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/default.htm

Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School
http://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/ 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
http://www.eatright.org/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition Basics
http://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101

NHLBI – Portion Distortion
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/portion/index.htm


Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits & Veggies More Matters
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

Go Texan – guide to Farmers Markets
http://gotexan.org/

Local Harvest – Guide to Local Growers
http://www.localharvest.org/


Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/

Breastmilk Counts
http://www.breastmilkcounts.com

Texas Ten Step Program
http://texastenstep.org/

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program
http://texasmotherfriendly.org/

La Leche League
http://www.lalecheleague.org/


Physical Activity & Active Living 

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
https://health.gov/paguidelines/ 

The National Physical Activity Plan
http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/theplan/about.html

Active Texas 2020
https://sph.uth.edu/content/uploads/2012/06/Active-Texas-2020-full.pdf

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
http://www.fitness.gov/index.html          

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health 
http://www.nspapph.org/

Physical Activity Topics
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm      

Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/index.html

CDC: The CDC’s Designing and Building Healthy Places 
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/default.htm

CDC Vital Signs: Physical Activity and Adults with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/disabilities/

American College of Sports Medicine
http://www.acsm.org/                                        

SmartGrowth
https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-growth-and-economic-success-benefits-real-estate-developers-investors-business-and

Joint Use Agreements

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/pdfs/health-equity-guide/health-equity-guide-sect-4-1.pdf

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking
http://www.bikewalk.org/

Rails to Trails
https://www.railstotrails.org/

Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

Safe Routes to School, Texas
http://saferoutestx.com/

Texas Recreation and Park Society
http://www.traps.org/   

Texas Trails Network
http://www.texastrails.org/        

Bike Texas
http://www.biketexas.org/

Walk Across Texas
http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/ 

America Walks
http://americawalks.org/

Exercise is Medicine
http://exerciseismedicine.org/

Rural Assistance Center
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/search/website?q=physical+activity
    

Screen-Time

Center for Screen Time Awareness
http://www.screentime.org/

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Tools and Resources to Reduce Screen Time
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/tools-resources/tools-reduce-screen-time.htm


Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Community Guide: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help decision makers choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.
http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html

Children and Nature Network (National)
http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Texas Children and Nature Network
http://texaschildreninnature.org/about-us/the-texas-children-in-nature-network

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.

Last updated May 9, 2017