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Obesity

Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Organization of registered dieticians and other food and nutritional professionals. Formerly the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Conducts the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Develops and promotes dietary guidance that links scientific research to nutrition needs of consumers.

Selected Resources

Adult BMI Calculator: English. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A tool for calculating body mass index (BMI). For adults, 20 years and older.

BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen. English Version. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A body mass index (BMI) calculator meant for children and teens, aged 2 to 19 years old.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). Online tool for measuring body mass index (BMI). This page includes a link to the BMI tables and a BMI Calculator iPhone App.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC grand rounds: childhood obesity in the United States [Internet]. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Jan 21;60(2):42-6. Erratum in: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Feb 11;60(5):142. PubMed PMID: 21248681.

Overweight and Obesity Statistics (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases). A fact sheet from the NIDDK Weight-control Information Network (WIN). PDF format available for downloading.

Shields M, Carroll MD, Ogden CL. Adult obesity prevalence in Canada and the United States [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2011 Mar;(56):1-8. English, French. PubMed PMID: 21592419.

SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health. (U.S. Department of Agriculture). Online tools for finding caloric value of food, tracking your meals and physical activity, and creating a personal plan to assist in managing diet and weight.

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