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Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions and is important to your overall health.


Weight of the Nation 

An Emmy-nominated HBO Documentary Films series on obesity. The four-part series highlights several NIH research advances.

  1. Consequences
  2. Choices
  3. Children in Crisis
  4. Challenges

Additional Resources

​The “Weight of the Nation" is an Emmy-nominated HBO Documentary Films series on obesity.  The four-part series—ConsequencesChoicesChildren in Crisis, and Challenges—highlighted several NIH research advances and addressed the factors contributing to the country's obesity problem. The project also includes three films for youth and their families entitled “The Weight of the Nation for Kids."​​

​If you are pregnant or thinking of having a baby, you may have questions about the appropriate amount of weight to gain.  The Institute of Medicine has created an interactive website to help you determine the right amount of weight to gain during your pregnancy so that both you and your baby will have a healthy start together. Click here to learn more.