Overweight & Obesity

Healthy Weight
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Maintaining a healthy weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

State and Local Programs
State and Local Programs

Check out the latest state initiatives related to nutrition, physical activity, and healthy weight.

Recursos en Español

Spanish language resources for healthy weight, nutrition, and physical activity.

Notes on Language and Images:

We encourage the use of person-first language and respectful images when discussing obesity and other chronic diseases. For example, say “adults with obesity” or “20% of children ages 12-19 have obesity” rather than “obese adults” or “20% of children are obese”.

The Obesity Action Coalition has more information – please see the Guidelines for Media Portrayals of Individuals Affected by Obesity [PDF-1.72MB].

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