Obesity and Weight Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Defining Obesity

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Healthy People

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Obesity Education Initiative

NHLBI – Clinical Guidelines for Obesity

The Obesity Society

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Prevention Institute

Obesity; Early Care and Education



USDA Nutrition Resources

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Labeling and Nutrition Overview

Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Nutrition Basics


Fruits and Vegetables

Go Texan – a guide to Farmers Markets

Local Harvest – Guide to Local Growers



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Breastfeeding Resources

Breastmilk Counts

Texas Ten Step Program

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

La Leche League


Physical Activity & Active Living 

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The National Physical Activity Plan

Active Texas 2020

Physical Activity Topics

Step it Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

CDC: The CDC’s Designing and Building Healthy Places

CDC Vital Signs: Physical Activity and Adults with Disabilities

American College of Sports Medicine                               


Joint Use Agreements

Rails to Trails

Safe Routes: National Center for Safe Routes to School

Texas Recreation and Park Society

Texas Trails Network

Bike Texas

Walk Across Texas

America Walks

Exercise is Medicine



Center for Screen Time Awareness

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – Tools and Resources to Reduce Screen Time


Resources for Public Health Professionals

The Community Guide: The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help decision-makers choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Children and Nature Network (National)

Texas Children and Nature Network

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to people with disabilities.