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.


The Whole Body Approach (Benedictine University) - ​This approach aims to encourage individuals to shift their ideas of health away from calculated ideas of food, physical activity, and bodies and towards mindfulness, intuitive eating, enjoyable movement, and body acceptance. These videos will help you:
-Set realistic wellness goals. 
-Discover new ways to develop a healthy relationship with food. 
-Identify ways you can enjoy physical activity without having to 'exercise' or break your daily routine.
-Navigate social cues so they do not lead to unhealthy eating behaviors.  
-Enjoy our lives as we move towards overall health and stop focusing on weight loss.

DuPage County Community Resource Information System (CRIS) - Are you in need of financial assistance, health and wellness services or unemployment resources? Meeting even the most basic needs can be difficult for anyone, which is why DuPage County Community Services has created DuPageCRIS, a trustworthy and comprehensive basic needs resource database, as a means to easily connect DuPage County residents with providers and services in the area.

Any and everyone can visit this website to find resources for you, your family, and other community members AT NO COST. The community resource database can only be as good as the community it serves. Whether you are a resident seeking services, a provider updating a record, or an organization wanting to be included in the database, DuPage County Community Services wants to meet your needs. Call 630.407.6500 or email Community.Point@dupageco.org with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you have.

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

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​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