Greater Houston Obesity Prevention and Treatment Resources

Currently, 58% of adults and 39% of children are classified as overweight or obese in the Greater Houston community. Fortunately, many Houston organizations including hospitals, universities, non-profits, and corporations, have developed a wide range of programs to prevent and treat obesity. This site aims to raise awareness of the local projects and initiatives and facilitate collaboration between organizations. We have compiled a list of available resources that have been developed to prevent and diminish overweight and obesity in the Greater Houston community. For comments or additions, contact

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery - Support Group
Adult Weight Management Program
Ambulatory Nutrition Services
Ben Taub Pediatric Weight Management Program
Bounce (Behavior Opportunity Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise)
Better Living for Texans
Cardiology - Prevention Clinic
CATCH:Coordinated Approach To Child Health
CHASE: Choosing Health and Sensible Exercise
Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences Community Advisory Board
Childhood Obesity Taskforce
Children Weight Management Group (Morris Psychological Services)
Children & Family Wellness Special Interest Group
Choose to Move
Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Community Nutrition Program
Exercise Classes
Expanded Nutrition Program
Family Fun Run & Bike Ride and Spread the Word Campaign
Fatty Liver Clinic
Feria de Salud
Get Fit Together DVD
Go Kids! Nutrition Wonder Weekend
Harris County Steps CATCH Project
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (HELP)
Health Is Power (HIP)
Healthy Habits
Independence Heights Community Health & Safety Fair
Kamp K'aana
Kids Café
Leisure Learning Unlimited
Marathon Kids
Men's Group (Morris Psychological Services)
The Oliver Foundation
Operation Frontline
Pediatric Weight Management Clinic
Power Up Family Learning Event
Recipe for Success
SPAN (School Physical Activity and Nutrition Project)
Take 10!
Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Weight Management Program
Texas Children’s Wellness Center Program
Texas Children's Hospital Prader-Willi Syndrome Clini
Texas Children's Hospital Weigh Of Life
Texas Children's Hypertension Clinic
The Family Guide to Fighting Fat: A Parent’s Guide to Handling Obesity and Eating
Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) Study
Urban Harvest
UT Medical Weight Loss Program
Walk Across Texas
Walk Texas!
Walk the Talk America
We Can!™ Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition
Weigh to Go
Weight Management Group- Adults(Morris Psychological Services)
Weight Management Rehab and Pool Therapy
WIC Program