Nutrition
Weight Management 

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TG 358 Army Weight Management Guide (PHC)

Being a Soldier means being physically able and healthy enough to perform your duties. TG 358 is designed to help Soldiers meet the Army body composition standards per AR 600-9.

Army Weight Management 

Government Resources

 Soldier eating APD: The Army Body Composition Program (AR 600-9) external link 

This updated Army Regulation (AR) 600-9 will be effective 28 July 2013.  It provides revised strategic policy oversight, interpretation, and guidance that enhances readiness of the total force. AR 600-9 provides guidance found in the Department of Defense Instruction 1308.1 which establishes a body composition program and guidance for body fat standards across the services.

 man eating apple 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.

 healthy weigh scale "Losing Weight” external link (AKO - password protected) an interactive online training module in CSF2

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 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

Government Resources

Eat Healthy Your WayNutrition.gov Weight Management external link       

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.

My Plate

USDA Weight Management and Calories  external link

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 external link 

Tool for examining what you eat and creating healthy plates which include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to your meals.

Super Tracker resourceUSDA SuperTracker external link 

The SuperTracker helps plan, analyze and track food intake and physical activity. 

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Weight of the Nation external link 

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 external link will stream free of charge after the broadcast.

 

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CDC  Overweight and Obesity Statistics external link            

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

Government Resource

CDC BMI and Waist Circumference Calculator  external link

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.

 Non-Government Resource

Target Heart Rate Calculator (Mayo Clinic) external link 

Helps calculate appropriate heart rate based on age for a safe and effective exercise session.