Healthy Weight

More than half of Massachusetts adults and one in seven children are too heavy for optimal health. MMS and its Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity work to provide information for physicians and their patients on lifestyle, pharmacological, and surgical approaches to weight loss, as well as information about eating disorders.

Tools for the Physician's Office

Patient brochure (.pdf, 119 kb, 2 pages)
Includes tips to get started, exercise and diet suggestions, and a BMI table

Prescription pad for physical activity (.pdf, 41 kb, 2 pages)

Healthy weight posters

(all .pdf, 1 page)
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Resources on Recreational Marijuana

RR 3 ResourcesDownloadable resources for physicians and patients and links to reports and organizations with education and information about recreational marijuana.

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