Related Links on Obesity

Related Links on Obesity

Published November 14, 2009

Health / Weight Loss Campaigns

 The 50 Million Pound Challenge -

American Heart Association: Following a Healthy Eating Plan -

Weight-control Information Network (WIN):, and

Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active:

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition):

A national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Obesity - Informational Resources

The Obesity Society -

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance -

Trust for America's Health -

The Obesity Education Initiative:

The Obesity Society: Childhood Obesity -


Obesity - Related Illnesses

For specific information on these diseases, visit the links below:

American Heart Association -



American Diabetes Association -
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse -
National Diabetes Education Program -

Heart Disease and Stroke (Cardiovascular disease):

NHLBI Information for patients and the public -

Stroke:  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Information Page -

High Blood Pressure:
National High Blood Pressure Education Program -
Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure -

National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) -
Live Healthier, Live Longer -

Cancer - National Cancer Institute (NCI) -

Depression - (English & Spanish)

Eating Disorders -


Mississippi Resources

Jackson Heart Study -

Jackson Medical Mall -

Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi -

Mississipi Against Obesity Foundation & B Fit & Healthy Magazine -

Shannon Anderson's Blog -







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