Resources for living well
This obesity primer consists of 10 booklets that address adult obesity in the primary care setting. It offers practical recommendations on evaluating patients for health risks related to weight, understanding medication and surgical options, improving communication and counseling, and making office environments more accommodating to obese patients.
American Medical Association (AMA)
ChooseMyPlate.gov 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)
These handouts provide facilitators with tools to implement the DPP intervention using strategies to achieve nutrition, physical activity and weight loss goals. En español
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
Lose It! is a smart phone app that helps you set goals and achieve them through tracking your daily calories, habits, and exercise.
This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community that provides tools and support for tracking your food and exercise and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues. CME credits available.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The Prevent program is designed to help individuals, including those with prediabetes, lose weight and make healthier choices. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that weight loss and exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prevent brings together the individualized attention of a dedicated, professional health coach with a curriculum based on an NIH-sponsored clinical trial that guides participants toward manageable but powerful goals. Combined with an understanding and supportive small group, a flexible online format, and a growing pool of healthy resources, Prevent is a profound, lifestyle-changing experience.
This three-booklet package helps you assess your risk for developing diabetes and implement a program to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Use the activity tracker and fat and calorie counter to help track your progress. En español
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
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