This section provides some of the best information available for obesity prevention and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Browse the tabs at left to discover downloadable resources, obesity facts and information, and other external links that will help keep you in the know about the obesity epidemic and the strides that are being made toward achieving healthy and active lifestyles for all.


Referral Resource - Find local programs and places for physical activity nutrition and wellness.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Opportunities - Find obesity related educational opportunities to attend and receive CME credits. (CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

ReThink Your Drink - FORWARD DuPage would like to encourage DuPage County residents to Rethink Your Drink and choose water or low-calorie options over the high-calorie sugary drinks.  Sugary drinks are the number one source of added sugar in our diet and are strongly linked to chronic disease and obesity. 

​​​Metabolic Syndrome - Metabolic Syndrome ties together a host of disorders that the medical community typically considered unrelated, or at least having separate and distinct causes.  The Syndrome includes: weight gain (obesity), high blood pressure (hypertension), high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol (dyslipidemia), heart disease (atherosclerosis), high blood sugar (diabetes), and inflammation - as products of insulin resistance and high circulating insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia).  It’s a kind of homeostatic disruption in which regulatory systems throughout the body are misbehaving with slow, chronic, pathological consequences everywhere.

  • Click herefor more information on hypertension.
  • Click here for more information on diabetes.
  • Click here to view  the FORWARD DuPage 2017 Coalition Meeting presentation which focused on Metabolic Syndrome.

Childhood Obesity in DuPage County

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
5-4-3-2-1 Go!®

America Walks

​Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Heart Healthy Guide to Preventing Obesity - Pacific Medical Training

The Cost of Obesity in America - Milken Institute School of Public Health