Obesity Prevention Links

Check Out Our Friends’ Obesity Prevention Websites



Centers for Disease Control

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is working to implement policy and environmental strategies to make

healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults including obesity.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12-step program of recovery for anyone who suffers from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food, weight or body size.  There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively.


Choose My Plate

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal.


Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.


LA County Department of Public Health

To address obesity among children and adolescents, CHI is engaged in a three-fold effort to address obesity, including promoting physical activity and healthy eating, educating families on how to prevent obesity, and ensuring healthcare providers have appropriate knowledge and resources to address childhood overweight/obesity.


Network for Healthy California

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The mission of the Network for a Healthy California—LAUSD is to increase healthy eating and physical activity among pre-K through 12th grade students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.



The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing an environment in which
students can make healthful food choices for lifelong health. See the Childhood Obesity Prevention Motion they passed!


American Academy of Pediatrics

The purpose of this site is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese.



Let’s Move

A program developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.


Choose Health LA

Choose Health LA is improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and reducing obesity in LA County.


Thriving Schools

Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools is a comprehensive effort to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools by making the healthy choice the easy choice.



Fire Up Your Feet

Fire Up Your Feet is a component of Thriving Schools. In partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Parent teacher Association, Kaiser Permanente has developed this online walking and activity program to encourage students, staff, teachers, and their families to walk or bike to and from school, and to incorporate more physical activity in the school day.


Every Body Walk!

This interactive program offers maps, walking tips, expert advice and inspiring videos to support active living and walking programs.


Weight of the Nation (WOTN) and Weight of the Nation for Kids

A series of documentaries offered to the public along with tools for organizing community screenings and public forums. The WOTN series was developed by HBO and other partners such as the National Institute of Health and Kaiser Permanente.


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