Resources For My Family and Me
Change Begins at Home
Your weight is more than a number on a scale — it’s how you feel every day, inside and out. Maintaining a healthy weight means making small changes that add up to big success. No matter what your goal is — to boost your confidence, fit into your favorite jeans, get your family’s weight on track, or prevent health problems — we’ve got the information and tools to help you succeed. We know that is not always as easy as it sounds. At Kaiser Permanente, we’ll partner with you to help you and your family make healthy choices.
Start where you are
- Calculate your Body Mass Index to understand your ideal healthy weight
- Have you taken the total health assessment? Find out more about your own health. This tool for Kaiser Permanente members will help you identify what you’re doing well and where you can prioritize your efforts.
- Learn more about nutrition
- Find healthy eating classes in your area
- Teach your children to make healthier food choices and get active with the Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective
- Buy produce at a local farmers market. Kaiser Permanente has 36 of them from coast to coast
- Learn to cook healthy food with cooking videos and recipes by Dr. Preston Maring.
- Participate in one of our fitness classes (free!)
- Learn more about how to help you and your family stay fit at any age.
- Tips for parents
- Take the Every Body Walk! Pledge, find a walking group in your area and start walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
- Sign-Up for 10,000 Steps
Get a coach
Kaiser Permanente provides members a variety on online coaching tools.
If you’d prefer a little one-on-one help, consider getting a health coach to mentor you as you work toward your fitness goals.
Call a health coach at (866) 862 4295 (toll free).
Weight of the Nation for Kids
Watch the Films as a Family
The Weight of the Nation for Kids film series offers a great opportunity for parents and youth to learn more about obesity prevention and be inspired by youth who are creating positive change in their community. Learn more »
Friends, Family and Kaiser Permanente Help Sandra Mendez Take Control of Her Health
In 2010, Sandra Mendez of La Mirada, California, was feeling very sick and went to Kaiser Permanente in La Palma, where Diane Pham, MD, found she was pre-diabetic and therefore at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. With an elevated blood sugar level, high-blood pressure and a family history of diabetes, Sandra knew her situation was serious. Dr. Pham told Sandra that she could take medication to bring her blood sugar level down or she could try to make changes to her lifestyle to get healthy. Sandra considered this encounter to be a defining moment. View the video>>
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