Overweight and Obesity Prevention:

Additional Resources

Leadership for Healthy Communities A national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.

Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK)
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes in schools. AFHK works in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to improve children's nutrition, increase physical activity and improve their readiness to learn.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

The ACS is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association (AHA)

Since 1924, the AHA has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from heart disease and stroke. These diseases claim over 930,000 American lives a year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Physical activity and good nutrition are key factors in leading a healthy lifestyle and reducing chronic illnesses. This website provides information regarding nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity, campaigns and programs, publications, recommendations, data and statistics, and training and tools.

Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center
The University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center (OPC) provides leadership and coordination at the local, national, and international level for multidisciplinary research, policy, and education. The Center focuses on understanding and responding to the pernicious epidemic of excessive weight
gain and obesity.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aims to help reduce the prevalence of overweight along with the prevalence of physical inactivity in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and overall morbidity and mortality from CHD.

National Institutes of Health
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

Office of the Surgeon General
This site offers information regarding public health priorities and strives to provide scientific information to the public to improve America’s health.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The mission of the RWJF is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. As an independent philanthropy devoted to improving health policy and practice, the RWJF works with a diverse group of dedicated people and organizations to address problems, such as obesity, at their roots in order to make a difference on the widest scale.

Wellness Councils of America
A premier resource for worksite wellness dedicated to helping organizations of all kinds build and sustain results-oriented wellness programs.

Updated Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 11:37AM