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  • This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.

    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • These handouts provide basic information about the seven different areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. Each one includes facts, tips, advice, and activities that will get you started on your self-care and reinforce the lessons you learn in diabetes education sessions. En español

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This booklet addresses the special challenges for very large people who are physically active and provides tips and ideas to become more active and healthier—no matter what your size.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This website has ideas, instructions, and videos of fun activities and games for students in grades 4-8.

    San Diego County Office of Education

  • These web pages provide information and tools to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.  Includes resources for health care professionals to assist in assessing and treating overweight and obese patients.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation

    Registration Required

    These programs aim to assist parents in helping children manage their weight and live healthy lifestyles with specific activities and milestones.

    Healthier Generation

  • America on the Move

    Registration Required

    American on the Move is an evidence-based nonprofit dedicated to helping you take small steps and make small lifestyle changes for a healthier way of life.  This website will help you improve your health and quality of life through healthful eating and active living.  Includes an online community, articles on making healthy choices, and more. En español

    America on the Move (AOM)

  • 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)

  • This website gives kids ages 9 to 13 the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.  The site focuses on topics that are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features.  The Teacher's Corner provides interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This guide will help you fit physical activity into your life—your way. Decide the number of days you’ll exercise, the types of activities you’ll do, and the times that fit your schedule.

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

  • This guide provides a set of generic principles that can be used as the basis for planning, delivering, and evaluating public health activities aimed at changing health-related behaviors.

    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

  • This free workshop helps older adults get the support they need and find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stress. Older adults can also discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

  • This toolkit includes articles, videos, and other materials to help you attain greater emotional health and balance in your life.

    HelpGuide

  • 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)

  • This project works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases.  It develops research-based, user-friendly tools and resources to educate audiences on nutrition and physical activity issues and help groups take action to implement strategies that will improve nutrition and physical activity environments. En español

    California Project LEAN

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

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English guide provides healthy tips for reducing salt and sodium in your diet to lower your blood pressure. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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

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

    California Medical Association Foundation

  • Diabetes Etiquette

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    This tip sheet provides information on how family members and friends can interact with those with diabetes in a polite and helpful manner.

    Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)

  • This resource provides tools for behavior change and information on how to create new healthy habits as well as a network to connect and share with other concerned families.

    Diabetes Families

  • This online multimedia tutorial provides an overview of proper foot care for patients with diabetes.

    MedlinePlus

  • This website provides access to program models, tools, and resources to enable health care professionals to provide self-management support for adults with diabetes in real world clinical and community settings. En español

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Diabetes Playbook provides tips for people with diabetes to keep track of their diabetes care. The book was created jointly by health care professionals who treat diabetes as well as people living with diabetes.

    Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute

  • 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)

  • This campaign challenges diabetes educators to share the Take Charge Gold Card with their patients with diabetes who smoke or chew tobacco, a card that urges smokers to call a smoking cessation hotline, and use their "ask, advise, refer" intervention with every patient at every visit.

    California Diabetes Program

  • This campaign provides practical resources to help motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity.  It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone—people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability. En español

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • This booklet provides tips and ideas to improve your eating plan and become more physically active before, during, and after your pregnancy.

    Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

  • This program will help you develop holistic program interventions to build support for diabetes care in the community.

    Minneapolis American Indian Center

  • Group Visit Starter Kit

    Registration Required

    This kit contains resources for health care teams that want to begin offering group visits for their patients.  Group visits offer staff a new and more satisfying way to interact with patients that makes efficient use of resources, improves access, and uses group process to help motivate behavior change and improve outcomes.

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

  • This guide contains easy-to-understand charts and worksheets to help you track your diabetes health and work with your doctor to develop a plan to maintain a healthy heart. It is available in English and Spanish. En español

    American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • This guide from the American Cancer Society® offers information on how to quit smoking.

    American Cancer Society (ACS)

  • This brochure for health care professionals details the steps to using change interventions with diabetes patients to move them toward disease self-management. En español

    California Diabetes Program

  • This booklet shares ways for kids and parents to develop a heart-healthy lifestyle as a family.

    WellPoint Foundation

  • This nutrition and activity guide for parents has colorful pages filled with tips for teaching children about the importance of proper diet and regular physical activity, and to form healthy habits early on. En español

    WellPoint Foundation

  • This publication will help you find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level.  It includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack and outlines ways to reduce your risk.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This website is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps. En español

    Merck

  • This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.

    Diabetes Australia

  • This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español

    Kidnetic

  • Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that works to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental changes.

    Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

  • This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.

    Let's Move

  • Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This interactive learning program helps you plan a healthful diet using nutrition labels while managing calorie intake.

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • This meal planning curriculum is for people living with diabetes and their support persons.  The curriculum incorporates participatory nutrition education, food preparation activities, and tasting of foods. En español

    Oregon Diabetes Program

  • This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

  • This tip sheet provides helpful ways to lower the risk of high blood pressure through physical activity.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insitute (NHLBI)

  • 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)

  • This worksheet helps people with diabetes better understand and manage their physical and emotional health through problem solving.

    Prescription Solutions

  • These three worksheets for young women can help you figure out which types of exercise you'll enjoy most and how to get started, stay motivated, and free up time for fitness.

    Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital Boston

  • MyFoodAdvisor

    Registration Required

    This online tracking tool lets you track what you eat to manage your diabetes and prevent the onset of complications.  Explore nearly 5,000 foods and find recipes and healthy alternatives to improve your meals. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • These resources help teachers get their students active, excited, and engaged in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The resources include a teacher guide, lesson plan worksheets, game planner, classroom scoreboard, and certificate.

    American Heart Association (AHA)

  • This booklet provides concise information for African Americans on heart disease and its risk factors. It explains how to reduce risk factors for heart disease, prevent and control high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, prevent and control diabetes, manage weight, and stop smoking.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This resource provides health care professionals with a set of tested resources and tools to share with patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic conditions.

    Improving Chronic Illness Care

  • These quizzes will test your knowledge about how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago and the amount of physical activity required to burn off those extra calories.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This curriculum provides communities, diabetes educators, and other program leaders steps to help lead African Americans in making healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and for their families.

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This tip sheet helps Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce their risk. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This comprehensive kit includes reproducible patient education handouts on 29 topics related to cardiometabolic risk reduction, prediabetes, diabetes, and CVD. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This list of self-management support training materials provides health care professionals with strategies and patient tools to help patients adopt healthy behaviors.

    California HealthCare Foundation

  • This bilingual Vietnamese and English booklet explains the heart health benefits of proper nutrition and how to lower your risk for heart disease. Tiếng việt

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • 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)

  • This curriculum toolbox is designed for community health workers working with Hispanic/Latino patients to address the prevention and management of depression and diabetes and to prevent emotional burnout from helping clients cope with diabetes and other daily issues. En español

    California Diabetes Program

  • This campaign for employers moves your employees through a 12-week program to incorporate regular walking into their daily lives.

    Wellness Council of America

  • This comprehensive guide will help you control your diabetes by keeping a balance between what you eat, your physical activity, and your medication.  It will also help you take important steps to prevent diabetes-related health problems. En español

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This inspirational booklet, written by Dr. Steven Covey, features seven habits that can help you with diabetes management. Learn to become more effective in managing your diabetes on your own, with your medical team, and with your family and friends.

    Bayer Diabetes Care

  • This toolkit helps educate parents and children on ways to change to a healthier lifestyle and diet through a 5-2-1-0 message. The Good Health Club campaign promotes healthy choices and behaviors in children through fun, effective, age-appropriate communications. Some materials are available in Spanish.

    BlueCross and BlueShield Association

  • This website makes publicly available materials that were used in the HEALTHY intervention program, which was designed to moderate risk factors for type 2 diabetes in adolescents including nutrition, physical education, behavior, and communications and social marketing. En español

    The HEALTHY Study

  • This activity guide for after-school program leaders provides quick, simple things to do with kids to help them develop skills for making healthful physical activity and eating choices.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

  • The President's Challenge

    Registration Required

    The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

    President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

  • This toolkit provides materials to begin a community outreach program with African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes, reinforcing the message that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.  CME credit available. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to be more physically active to better manage their diabetes. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read, bilingual Spanish and English tip sheet encourages teens to lower their risk for diabetes by being active, making health food choices, and losing weight if they are overweight. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This website provides information on seven self-care management areas for people with diabetes: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medicine, problem solving, reducing risk, and healthy coping.

    American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

  • This guide helps Americans live healthier lives by helping them set and achieve personal walking goals.  Treat yourself and your family to a daily routine of brisk walking. It’s a healthy and simple way to feel better now and reduce the risk of developing serious health problems down the road.

    BlueCross BlueShield Association

  • This bilingual Spanish and English booklet provides helpful steps for Hispanics/Latinos to reduce your risk of a heart attack by making healthy lifestyle changes and watching your weight. En español

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes make wise food choices to prevent health problems and keep blood glucose levels on target. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This booklet helps people with diabetes choose and begin a physical activity program and safely lead an active, healthy lifestyle. En español

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • This online resource from the American Diabetes Association® provides helpful information and first steps for taking control of your type 2 diabetes. En español

    American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • This bilingual Spanish and English presentation flipchart makes it easy to educate Hispanic and Latino Americans about the link between diabetes and heart disease.  It includes easy-to-understand illustrations, a scripted presentation, and two copier-ready handouts. En español

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

  • This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help you make the lifestyle changes that will lower your blood cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)