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Practical tips to combat obesity and overweight


This section offers a list of websites of widely recognized organizations with interest in obesity and its complications. The list is not exhaustive. Use the menus below to refine your search. Please read the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page regarding the responsibility of the Chair vis-à-vis the material accessible through the proposed websites.

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General
Surgical Options for Weight Loss

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2007-10-19 ·External link
Behaviour
Hungry?


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2006-03-20 ·External link
Nutrition
Shopping strategies for healthy foods

To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it pays to shop smart. These simple steps can help.
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2007-11-16 ·External link
Popular Diets: What's the Best Approach?

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2007-10-19 ·External link
Test your nutrition intuition

Many people eat a healthy diet. They know the nutritional value of foods, they read food labels carefully and they follow dietary recommendations. Test your knowledge or carbohydrates, fats, and protein by taking this short quiz. [ Read more ]
2007-10-19 ·External link
Test your nutrition intuition

Many people eat a healthy diet. They know the nutritional value of foods, they read food labels carefully and they follow dietary recommendations. Test your knowledge or carbohydrates, fats, and protein by taking this short quiz. [ Read more ]
2007-10-19 ·External link
6 reasons why we’re not eating healthier

Millions of Americans are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthier diet. So why are so many of us failing? A new study may help us all understand what's going wrong. Find out the six reasons we're not doing as well as we could. [ Read more ]
2007-06-05 ·External link
Main attraction: Fresh vegetables 10 ways

Don't push vegetables to the side. Here are 10 ways to transform fresh vegetables into main-meal options. [ Read more ]
2007-06-05 ·External link
Color your diet: Fresh fruit 10 ways

With little effort, you can transform fresh fruit into interesting and delicious creations. Here are 10 ways to reinvent these sweet options. [ Read more ]
2007-06-05 ·External link
Whole grains: High in nutrition and fiber, yet low in fat

From buckwheat to barley, brown rice to bulgur, whole grains offer many options for eating well. [ Read more ]
2007-06-05 ·External link
Legumes: Using beans, peas and lentils instead of meat

Legumes — a low-fat, low-cholesterol substitute for meat. [ Read more ]
2007-06-05 ·External link
Childhood
Tips for parents of overweight children

We suggests families do at least three things immediately:

Practice the "Rule of One." Limit children to one of each item served at dinner, such as one scoop of rice and one piece of chicken. But they can have unlimited amounts of vegetables.

Get moving. Make sure children do some kind of physical activity every day. They can start with 20 to 30 minutes, increasing gradually until they are doing at least an hour a day. They can walk the dogs, do errands on foot or ride their bikes.

Limit screen time (TV and computer) to two hours or less a day. "This is a must. The less screen time kids have, the more active they'll be."

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2007-10-25 ·External link
A Parent's Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

See document provided by  www.smallstep.gov
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2005-02-01 ·External link
A Parent's Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

See document provided by  www.smallstep.gov
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2005-02-01 ·External link



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