Health Information




Websites (All links open in a new window.)
  • Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
    A government-sponsored website with good information on nutrition, physical activity, and weight control.
  • Healthy Weight Forum
    A free, peer-education based forum offering support, motivation, recipes, and fellowship for those interested in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
    The Mayo Clinic's Weight Loss Center has good information on how to lose weight.
  • Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Tool
    This application helps to determine your calorie goal and numbers of servings to achieve weight loss.
  • Aim for a Healthy Weight
    The Obesity Education Initiative of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
  • SparkPeople
    A free interactive website that lets you choose weight and fitness goals and provides meal plans, recipes, tracking of diet and exercise, email support, and chat forums.
  • Shape Up America
    Founded by Dr. C. Everett Koop to promote healthy weight through diet and exercise.
  • Weight Watchers
    For over 40 years, Weight Watchers has helped millions of people around the world to lose weight.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    A wealth of information on the health effects of obesity and the obesity epidemic in the United States.
Healthy weight materials
Recommended books:
  • Eat, Drink and Weigh Less by Walter Willett, MD and Mollie Katzen
  • The Eating Well Diet by Jean Harvey-Berino, RD, PhD