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TDD/TTY Español
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Weight Management (Got 2B Fit)

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What is obesity?
Obesity (being overweight) is when a person weighs more than he or she should for their height and body type. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems.

What is Got 2B Fit?
Obesity can lead to numerous health problems, but it is a condition that can be prevented and treated.  Healthfirst wants you to be fully informed so that you can work with your doctor in achieving good health and maintaining your well-being.  Got 2B Fit offers the following materials on weight management, nutrition and fitness:


Easy tips and help on how to live a healthier lifestyle through better nutrition, simple exercise, and positive life choices;

My Plate Planner

My Pyramid

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Eat Right Nutrition Tips


Learn how to use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)/Food Stamps, Woman, Infant, & Children (WIC), and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) at Greenmarkets:

Grow NYC Greenmarket Farmers Markets

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Become a Savvy Farmer’s Market Shopper


Physical activity online resources and listings of free or low-cost community fitness programs:

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Locations, Programs & Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Information on how to use the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is an easy tool to check if you or your child is at risk for being obese:

National Health Lung and Blood Institute

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