Weight Management and Obesity Resource List Weight Management and Obesity Resource List April 2013 This publication is a collection of resources for consumers on the topics of weight management and obesity. The resources on this list are in a variety of information formats: articles, pamphlets, books, and full-text materials on the World Wide Web. This list was developed to provide reliable nutrition information about weight loss, weight management, and obesity, and is not intended to provide specific medical advice. The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) urges individuals to consult with a qualified physician or Registered Dietitian (RD) for answers to specific questions. Materials included in this list may also be available to borrow from the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Lending and copy service information is provided at the end of this document. If you are not eligible for direct borrowing privileges, check with your local library on how to borrow through interlibrary loan. Materials cannot be purchased from NAL. Contact information is provided if you wish to purchase any materials on this list. This Resource List is available from the FNIC’s Web site at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/pubs/weight.pdf. A complete list of FNIC publications can be found at http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/resourcelists. Each item has been placed in one or more of the following sections, and may be organized by resource type (e.g., book, brochure, Web site): A. Defining Overweight and Obesity 1. Definitions 2. Trends, Statistics, and Costs B. Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity C. Resources for Weight Management and Obesity Prevention 1. General Resources 2. Interactive Weight Management Tools 3. Evaluating Popular Diets and Weight Loss Methods 4. Supervised Approaches to Weight Loss D. Weight Management Resources for Children and Adolescents 2 A. Defining Overweight and Obesity 1.