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Overweight and Obesity
For professionals and consumers, this site provides information
about obesity among adults. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight
and Obesity in Adults
(2003). For professionals, this site provides free online continuing
medical education modules on the assessment and management of overweight
and obesity in adults. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
How to Fill Up, Not Out! (2003). For consumers, this article
includes tips on eating the right foods that can fill us up in order
to maintain a healthy weight. Food Reflections.
Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and
Obesity in Adults. For professionals and consumers, this guide
provides tools to effectively manage overweight and obese adult patients.
NHLB. (301) 592-8573.
2002 and earlier
Active at Any Size
Audience: Consumers and Professionals
Description: The Weight-control Information Network
(WIN) developed this website to promote physical activity among
very large people.
Contact: Weight-control Information Network
1 Win Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
Phone: 877-946-4627 (toll free)
Calculate My Body Mass Index
Description: This website calculates your body mass
index, simply insert your weight in pounds and select your height. Click
on the Compute button to see your body mass index.
Contact: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Obesity Education Initiative website
for Weight and Health
Description: In order to facilitate collaborative work,
the Center for Weight and Health has developed a searchable on-line
database of professionals whose work is relevant to weight-related
health issues, food security and food systems. The database is now live
and can be accessed on the Center's website (below).
Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
Description: The Clinical Guidelines Evidence Report from
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute has been made into a slide show. This slide show consists
of six sections: Clinical Guidelines Core Set, Evidence-Based Methodology,
Background Data, Practical Tips, Special Considerations, and Future
Research. Presenters will be able to focus their presentation accordingly.
NHLBI is pleased to be able to offer this slide set for public use.
The slides can be downloaded for use in computer slide shows, conventional
slide presentations, or for online viewing via the website.
Contact: Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website
Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating, 2nd Edition (2002). For
consumers, this guide provides nutrition information for more
than 3,500 menu items from more than 55 major restaurant chains. Nutrition Counseling
Education Services (NCES). (877) 623-7266.
Handbook Of Obesity Treatment (2002). For professionals, this
handbook guides the user through the entire process of planning
and delivering clinical services. Special topics: improving self-esteem
and body image, treatment of childhood obesity, service provision in
the primary care setting, need for preventive interventions and policy
initiatives. Nutrition Counseling Education Services (NCES). (877) 623-7266.
Problems of the Elderly
Audience: Consumers and Professionals
Description: This video reviews malnourishment,
including obesity and PCM; chewing problems; alcoholism; drug-food interactions;
constipation; iron; dehydration; eating alone vs. lonely eating. All-In-One
Videotape & Instruction Resource Package: Videotape, Learning Objectives,
Learning Activities, Before-After Knowledge Quiz, and Laser-sharp, copier
ready handout master. Videotape length: 14 minutes. Item #246
Contact: National Health Video
11312 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 5
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Cost: Package: $89.00
The Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and
Treatment of Overweight and
Obesity in Adults (2001)
Description: This guide was developed cooperatively
by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) and
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). It is based on
the Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment
of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report developed by the
NHLBI Expert Panel and released in June 1998. The Expert Panel used
an evidence-based methodology to develop key recommendations for assessing
and treating overweight and obese patients. The goal of the Practical
Guide is to provide the tools you need to effectively manage your overweight
and obese adult patients. 78 pages.
Cost: Single copy $5.50 (bulk rate available)
*Aim for a Healthy Weight
Audience: Consumers (patients) and Professionals
Description: This is a section of the NHLBI's website
*Patient pages include: Body Mass Index calculator, Online personalized
menu planner, Downloadable tips on controlling your weight including
shopping ideas, recipes, tips for eating out, and a guide to physical
*Professional pages include: "The Clinical Guidelines Evidence
Report, The Executive Summary of the Guidelines, and the Practical Guide",
Palm OS Tools: Succinct and practical point-of-care references for download
and use on Palm OS devices, Slide Show: Based on the Evidence Report.
The slide show can be used for professional presentations.
Contact: NHLBI Health Information Center
PO Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Cost: Materials may be downloaded from the website free
Simple Strategies Series
Description: These booklets are designed to provide
sensible, effective advice to help people eat well and manage their
weight for better health. Created by registered dietitians, the Simple
Strategies series feature proven and practical solutions to the most
common weight-loss obstacles.
Contact: Park Nicollet HealthSource
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Web site: http://www.healthsource.org/
Cost: $3.50 (1-9), $3.15 (10-99), $2.80 (100-499), $2.45
Save 5% when you order online!
Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity
Audience: This fact sheet discusses these terms and
measures, and explains why statistics may differ when obtained from
diverse sources. It then presents statistics related to overweight and
obesity in the United States.
Contact: Weight Information Network
Tool Kit "Fat Replacers: New Choices for Managing Dietary
Description: The tool kit is a versatile resource
designed to help nutrition educators talk with both health professional
and consumer audiences about the options available for managing dietary
fat. The kit, developed in partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration,
provides two sets of materials, one for professional audiences and the
other for consumer audiences, including presentation scripts, overhead/slide
masters, a reference sheet, glossary of fat reduction ingredients, and
other resource materials.
Contact: International Food Information Council (IFIC)
1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 430
Washington DC 20036
Volumetrics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories. B. Rolls,
Ph.D., R. Barnett (2000)
Audience: Professionals and Consumers
Description: The book is divided into 7 sections; evidence
supporting Volumetrics weight management and the concept of energy/density;
step-by-step instructions to calculate BMI and calorie needs and a subsection
entitled "Seven Keys to Weight Management Success"; a general overview
of carbohydrates, fat, proteins, alcohol, water and soup and how each
of these fit into the Volumetrics plan; resource guides and meal plans
for each reader. ISBN: 0-06-019483-9
Contact: Harper Collins Publishers
Cost: Varies by bookstore
Weight Loss: Finding a Weight Loss Program that Works for
Description: The Federal Trade Commission spearheaded
"The Partnership for Healthy Weight Management" with the International
Food Information Council (IFIC) in 1998 to promote reliable methods
for healthy weight management. This publication is available in PDF.
Contact: The Federal Trade Commission or IFIC at above
The Weight Realities
Movement - Fitness and Fatness
Description: This new weight paradigm advocates
health and quality of life rather than slenderness at any cost.
Contact: Society for Nutrition Education
9202 N. Meridian, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 800-235-6690; Fax 317-571-5603
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