Resources for Weight Management

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: August 2023

If you or a loved one is living with obesity, there are many resources that can help. These organizations provide valuable information for anyone who wants to learn from them.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

The OAC is a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for people with obesity. It strives to raise awareness about obesity-related issues and the importance of weight management.1

The OAC offers a variety of resources on its website, including:1

  • Community forums
  • Educational materials
  • Healthy lifestyle tips
  • Information about treatment options
  • Webinars

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

The AND is a trusted source of information about nutrition, weight management, and obesity-related conditions. It provides articles, recipes, and tips for making healthy food choices.2

The AND website also has a "Find an Expert" feature. This allows you to search registered dietitians in your area.2

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The NIDDK conducts research and provides education about diabetes, obesity, and related conditions. Its website offers:3

  • Weight management resources
  • Healthy eating strategies
  • Physical activity tips
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculator
  • Meal planning guides

The Obesity Society

TOS focuses on obesity science, research, education, and advocacy. Its mission is to advance the understanding and treatment of obesity.4

TOS brings together medical experts from around the world to address obesity. TOS is involved in:4

  • Offering awards and grants for novel research
  • Education
  • Networking events
  • Obesity conferences

Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

The OMA provides evidence-based education and resources for healthcare providers and patients. Its members are doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.5

Visit the OMA's website to find:5

  • Educational videos
  • Webinars
  • Information about obesity medicines
  • Treatment options for obesity

American Obesity Foundation (AOF)

The AOF is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the complex nature of obesity. It provides research, education, and community engagement to adults and kids who are at high risk.6

The AOF also goes a step further. It partners with community programs to educate kids and adults about healthy nutrition. Its mission is to help others adopt healthy lifestyles and improve overall well-being.6

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA provides healthy living and weight management resources. Its information stems from evidence-based nutrition information. It offers guidance on:7

  • Healthy eating
  • Meal planning tips
  • Physical activity
  • Weight control strategies

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)

The NCCOR is an initiative dedicated to addressing childhood obesity. NCCOR brings together researchers, policymakers, and healthcare professionals to help treat obesity. NCCOR is helping to shape policies that benefit children, especially those who are at high risk.8

World Obesity Federation (WOF)

The WOF is a global organization committed to addressing obesity on an international scale. It is a leading voice in the fight against obesity.9

WOF brings together healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and patient organizations to advocate for evidence-based policies. Its mission is to reduce the number of people with obesity and its related health impacts.9

Through research, education, and collaboration, WOF works to raise awareness, promote prevention efforts, and improve the quality of obesity care worldwide.9

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