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We Can!® Resources for You

We Can! connects you to resources that can help you learn more about what it takes to reach and stay at a healthy weight. The Healthy Weight Basics, Eat Right, Get Active, Reduce Screen Time, and Tools and Resources sections of this website include useful information and tips created specifically for individuals, parents, caregivers, and families.

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Maintain a Healthy Weight for Life
Maintaining a healthy weight for life is a great goal to set. This page offers tips to help you and your family achieve this goal.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of your body weight compared to your height. Knowing your BMI can help you determine if you are at a healthy weight. For iPhone users, download the NHLBI BMI Calculator app.

Balance Food and Activity
This page explains energy balance—the balance between the calories in what you eat and drink, and calories you burn when moving, which is needed to maintain a healthy weight.

GO, SLOW, and WHOA Foods pdf icon (82 KB)
Use this chart as a guide to help you and your family make smart food choices. Post it on your refrigerator at home or take it with you to the store when you shop. Refer to the Calories Needed Each Day parent tip sheet pdf icon (165 KB) to determine how much of these foods to eat to maintain energy balance.

Aim for a Healthy Weight Website
This NHLBI website provides information about assessing and controlling your weight, eating right, and being physically active, and healthy weight tools.

Last Updated: July 25, 2012

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