Social Media Tools
Take advantage of these free, easy-to-use communication tools to help support your overweight and obesity prevention and control efforts.
Badges are small graphic images that include a message and link to a web page. Buttons are graphic elements that include an image, a short call-to-action message, and a link for more information. They are created to be shared, and include HTML code that allows you to post them on a website.
Content syndication is an application that enables partner organizations to display current CDC health content and allows visitors to the public health partner’s website access to CDC content without leaving the partner website.
Current web pages available for content syndication:
e-Cards are electronic greeting cards that you can send to friends, family and co-workers. Simply select an e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a greeting that encourages healthy eating and active living.
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Worldwide Day of Play
Healthy Drink Options
Healthy Drink Options
Want a healthy body AND a healthy budget?
Fruit and Vegetable Budget Tips
mHealth or mobile health is a term used to describe the practice of using mobile technologies—mobile phones, text messaging services, or applications—to support public health and medicine.
Current web pages available for mobile devices:
Listen to or download these podcasts to learn more about the obesity epidemic, physical activity and the food systems.
Childhood Obesity (1:15)
This podcast is based on the August 2013 CDC Vital Signs report. The rate of obesity among low-income preschoolers has declined, but one in eight is still obese. This program briefly discusses what can be done.
This 60 second public service announcement is based on the August 2013 CDC Vital Signs report. The rate of obesity among low-income preschoolers has declined, but one in eight is still obese. This program briefly discusses what can be done. Obesidad en niños (1:15)
Este podcast se basa en el informe Signos Vitales de los CDC de agosto del 2013. La tasa de obesidad entre los niños en edad prescolar de bajos ingresos ha disminuido, pero todavía uno de cada seis niños hispanos es obeso. Este programa habla brevemente sobre lo que se puede hacer. The Obesity Epidemic – What Can Be Done? PSA (:60)
This 60 second PSA is based on the August 2010 CDC Vital Signs report which provides information on obesity and what you can do to help fight the epidemic. The Obesity Epidemic
Learn about obesity and the community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce this epidemic. Obesity and Women (3:57)
This women's health podcast focuses on obesity in women and girls. It discusses obesity-related health risks and includes tips to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Keep Your Kids Moving
A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school students is getting enough exercise.
If you think your child spends too much time playing video games or watching TV, you’re probably right. A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school-aged students is getting enough exercise.
Feeding Health: Michael Pollan on Improving Public Health through the Food Systems
In this podcast, author Michael Pollan discusses his March 2009 visit to CDC and offers his thoughts on the intersection between the government, the food systems, and public health.
Watch, share or download these videos to learn more about building healthy communities, the obesity epidemic, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
Building Healthy Communities
These documentary style vignettes profile the successes of a corner store and grocery store owners in Louisville, KY, and Parkersburg, WV and the Philadelphia success story of creating a safer biking community. Through real-life examples, the videos showcase how improved public health can benefit individuals as well as generate profits, increase employee productivity and morale, and expand the customer base for businesses, creating a win-win scenario for all.
Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool
The video highlights the efforts of one educational organization, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), to keep kids healthy at an early age.
Overweight and Obesity
The Obesity Epidemic
This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity.
Finding a Balance
The key to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is FINDING A BALANCE in your lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity.
A widget is an application that can be used by partners to display featured health content directly on their desktop, website or social media site. Widgets can also be shared with friends.
Adult BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
Add this widget to your Web site to let anyone calculate their BMI. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding weight category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.
This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.
Copy This Code for Child and Teen BMI Calculator Widget: