CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.

Start Over

  • These teaching resources, including educational classroom games and school activities for preventing obesity, will help educators develop a preschool curriculum that builds a bridge between the school, home, and community and protects young children from developing risky behaviors.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is designed to help health professionals utilize motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to navigate challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity.


  • This tip sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits.  Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This tip sheet helps African Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • from the USDA illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet and provides tools for diet/calorie tracking and information on weight management, physical activity, and healthy eating. Some materials available in Spanish.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This program brings face-to-face, small-group sessions to life through conversation maps.  With the help of a trained facilitator, participants focus on the health information most relevant to them and relate it to their own experiences.  At the end of each session, participants create a workable plan for using what they learn to drive meaningful behavior change in their lives.  Training for facilitators is available.

    Healthy Interactions

  • This tip sheet gives ten tips for reducing your child's sugar intake by eating healthy foods instead of sweets.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.

    DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study

  • These PowerPoint training seminars were created to help community health workers better serve and improve the health of native Hawaiians and other Pacific people with diabetes.

    Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research

  • This guide for health care professionals provides comprehensive diabetes information on prevention and control and cardiovascular disease.

    California Medical Association Foundation