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Obesity and Weight Management

Today, more than ever, healthy eating and regular physical activity are important for acquiring and maintaining good health. With approximately 2/3 of American adults and 9 million children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19 either overweight or obese, overweight and obesity have become the fastest growing epidemics affecting Americans today.* This epidemic cuts across all segments of society, regardless of age, race, ethnic group, or gender. (*Based on results from the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)).

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Understanding Obesity and Weight Management

  • Start Early: Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Build Strength and Use it to Lose Weight
  • Dietary and Exercise Recommendations for Children and Adolescents for Healthy Living
  • Don't Be Fooled by Portion Distortion!
  • Don't Grow Santa's Belly During the Holidays
  • Don't Let Holiday Candy Scare You
  • Eating 'On Automatic' Is Hard to Overcome
  • Even Healthy Tailgating Can Be Done
  • Good Luck with New Year's Meals
  • Hormones Can Play Havoc with Appetite
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  • Am I Going to Lose More Weight?
  • Did I Lose Too Much Weight?
  • Fast Carbs and Slow Carbs
  • How Can I Lose the Weight I Gained on Celexa?
  • Is Something Causing My Weight Gain?
  • Weight Management in Growing Children
  • What Are Fast Carbs and Slow Carbs?
  • What is the Cause of My Weight Gain?
  • Which is Worse, Obesity or Smoking?
  • Why Can't I Lose Weight After My Pregnancy?
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014