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Army Weight Management
Army G-1: Army Weight Control Program (AR 600-9)
Provides strategic policy oversight, interpretation, and guidance that enhances readiness of the total force. Download Army Regulation (AR) 600-9 – this AR provides guidance found in the Department of Defense Instruction 1308.1 which establishes a weight control program and guidance for body fat standards across the services.
Army MOVE! Online Program (AKO - password protected)
Army MOVE! online is a weight management program to help you lose weight, keep it off and improve your health. Manage your weight with real-time instruction and support from a Registered Dietitian. Visit the Army MOVE! website on AKO for more information.
Module 7: Your Weigh (pdf) Power Performance - The Nutrition Connection
The composition of your body weight - how much is fat, muscle and bone - is important in determining whether you have the strength, stamina, and overall good health for optimal military performance. This manual can help you learn to maintain a Performance Body Weight by making a balanced diet and regular exercise a natural part of your lifestyle.
"Losing Weight” (AKO - password protected) an interactive online training module
Within the Soldier Fitness Tracker, “Losing Weight” is one of several Interactive self-development nutrition training modules available once you have completed the Global Assessment Tool. Other topics include High Performance Nutrition, Supplements and Fluids, Nutrition in the Field, Fueling the Military Family, and Encouraging Healthy Habits as a Leader. This online training is part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program and designed to help you increase strength and resilience. An AKO account is required to complete this training.
General Weight Management
Nutrition.gov Weight Management
Provides up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues; includes a section on commonly asked questions concerning weight management.
USDA Weight Management and Calories
Provides information for adults on how to personalize a daily food and activity plan to help guide food choices and tips on making healthier food choices; also provides several tools, including the SuperTracker, to help with weight management.
USDA Analyze My Plate
Tool for examining what you eat and creating healthy plates which include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to your meals.
The SuperTracker helps plan, analyze and track food intake and physical activity.
Weight of the Nation
Weight of the Nation is a documentary series and groundbreaking collaborative public health campaign. Find out what you can do to improve your health and the health of the nation. The Weight of the Nation HBO film will stream free of charge after the broadcast.
CDC Overweight and Obesity Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides data and statistics on Adult and Childhood obesity and U.S. obesity trends; also provides information on various surveillance systems.
Healthy Weight and Physical Fitness Tools
CDC BMI and Waist Circumference Calculator
Body Mass Index (BMI) provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. The waist circumference calculator will help you determine if your waistline measurement puts you at greater risk for developing obesity-related conditions.
Target Heart Rate Calculator (Mayo Clinic)
Helps calculate appropriate heart rate based on age for a safe and effective exercise session.