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Obesity Research Institute



Obesity Organizations and Agencies
America on the Move (tm)  
American Diabetes Association (ADA) The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
American Heart Association (AHA) The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) We were the first organization to focus research on the link between diet and cancer and translate the results into practical information for the public.  AICR embraced the mission of changing lives to save lives. 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. 
American Public Health Association (APHA) The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. 
American Society for Nutrition (ASN) The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. 
American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) The oldest medical association dedicated to the treatment of obesity and associated diseases. 
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) The mission of the ASMBS is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members. 
Burroughs Wellcome Fund The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and education activities. 
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas  (CPRIT) Established in 2007, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services in Texas. 
ClinicalTrials.gov Provides current information about clinical research studies.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) FASEB is the organization that legislators, federal agencies, and the media turn to for information on policies related to biomedical science and engineering.  
Healthy People 2020  
International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) Obesity has been a growing health problem since infectious diseases and nutrient deficiencies began to fade in the first half of the 20th century.  Whilst the earliest identified discussions on the need for an organization addressing obesity took place in Great Britain as early as 1961, it was not until 1966 that a steering committee was formed.  The first meeting of the "Obesity Association" was held in London in 1967. 
Let's Move  
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)  The only non-profit organization whose sole focus is representing individuals affected by obesity. 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, we have a unique capability and responsibility to confront the most pressing health and health care problems threatening our society. 
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators in the United States and worldwide.  SNEB is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice and has a vision of healthy communities, food systems and behaviors. 
The Endocrine Society (ENDO) The mission of the Endocrine Society is to advance excellence in endocrinology and promote its essential and integrative role in scientific discovery, medical practice, and human health. 
The Obesity Society (TOS) The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. 
Thrasher Research Fund The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for pediatric medical research. 
World Health Organization (WHO) WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. 
Federal Organizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to:  monitor health; detect and investigate health problems; conduct research to enhance prevention; develop and advocate sound public health policies; implement prevention strategies; promote healthy behaviors; foster safe and healthful environments; and provide leadership and training. 
Dietary Guidelines for Americans (USDA)  
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO)  DNPAO is working to implement policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone. 
National Institutes of Health NIH is the nation's medical research agency - supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) NIDDK conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious disease affecting public health
National Institute of Health - Obesity Research  The website presents information about NIH-supported research to facilitate progress towards obesity prevention and treatment.
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) To improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and application of childhood obesity research through enhanced coordination and collaboration.  This group is spearheaded by the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC and USDA to form NCCOR. 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) The mission of the Obesity Research Strategic Core (ORSC) is to lead and promote a multilevel, integrative approach to childhood and maternal obesity and related chronic diseases by coalescing obesity research and translation activities across the NICHD. 
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is the lead Office at the NIH responsible for assessing, facilitating, and stimulating research in disease prevention and health promotion, and disseminating the results of this research to improve public health. 
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. 
NIH  Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC) The DNRC advises the Director of The NIH and others on nutrition research issues and works with the NIH organizational components to coordinate nutrition research and research training initiatives. 
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Obesity research is supported by the NHLBI consistent with its mission to provide global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. 
Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) ORWH stimulates and encourages basic and clinical research on the role of sex and gender in health and disease, and sets NIH research priorities in diseases, disorders, and conditions that primarily affect women. 
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. 
United States Department of Argiculture - MyPyramid  
United States Department of Agriculture - Nutrient Database Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature. You can now search by food item, group, or list to find the nutrient information for your food items. 
United States Department of Agriculture - Obesity Measure Registry The NCCOR Measures Registry is a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research.
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthy diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture ad inspires public confidence. 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)  NIFA's unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant-University System and other partner organizations. 
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers Enhancing Multidisciplinary Nutrition and Obesity Research
Obesity Journals and Reports
International Journal of Obesity  
Wiley Online Library Full report of the Guidelines for Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults