Massachusetts Medical Society: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition and Physical Activity

“NutritionGood nutrition, physical activity and a healthy weight are necessary for optimal health. MMS and its Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity work to provide information for physicians and their patients on promoting good nutrition and physical activity for all people, reducing weight stigma, and preventing and treating obesity.

Tools for the Physician's Office

  • Caring for Those with Overweight and Obesity
    As the prevalence of overweight and obesity and the associated comorbidities continues to rise, the Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity has developed resources to assist clinicians in caring for their patients.
  • Food Insecurity
    Learn more about how to easily screen for food insecurity in your clinical setting.
  • Lifestyle Medicine
    Learn more about the benefits of lifestyle interventions in the treatment of chronic disease and free educational opportunities.
  • Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) 
    NEAT refers to that portion of daily energy expenditure resulting from spontaneous physical activity that is not the result of voluntary exercise.
  • Weight Bias
    Learn what physicians can do to prevent weight bias in the health care setting.
  • Heat-Related Illness Tips

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us are very restricted in our movements, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible and to eat nutritious foods. Please find resources for practitioners and patients here.

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