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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

The links under the tabs below are joint and service-specific programs to assist Warfighters and their families in maintaining overall health and body weight.

Joint Services

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Programs

Healthy Weighs
This self-paced program from Health Net Federal Services includes six sessions and a variety of options for weight management.

Healthy Habits Health Coaching Program
Military OneSource offers interactive online weight-loss tools for adult and teen military beneficiaries from all services. This program also features a personal health coach you can contact by telephone or online. The program does require registration for access.

Military Nutrition Environment Assessment Tool (m-NEAT)
This tool enables health-promotion professionals, commanders, and other stakeholders to assess how well the community is doing at making healthier options accessible. Replaces CHOW/DINE.

MOVE!
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) developed this national weight-management program for Veterans. Using goals and a stepped-level approach, the MOVE! Program provides resources and guidance on nutrition and physical activity, including an extensive selection of brochures.

Resources

Body Fat Comparisons By Service [PDF]
One integral component of fitness assessment in all of the Armed Service is body composition, which is a measure of the amount of a person's body fat. The DoD's Instruction Number 1308.3 established certain minimum standards for the various service branches, with a certain amount of leeway for the various services as to their acceptable body compositions for various age groups.

Navy & Marine Corps

Navy healthy weight and physical activity programs and tools.

Navy calisthenicsShipShape
The BUMED-approved weight management program. This official Navy intensive weight management program, also used by the Marine Corps, is available to active-duty personnel as well as family members and retirees who exceed healthy body weight or have weight-related health problems.

MCO 6110.3 Marine Corps Body Composition and Military Appearance Standards
This 2008 document outlines the Marine Corps body composition and military appearance program, including procedures, tables, and assignment processes.

Mission Nutrition
The Mission Nutrition Facilitator's Course is a workshop designed to educate Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fitness instructors and culinary specialists on nutrition topics affecting Sailors, family members and retirees.

NOFFS Fueling Series

The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series offers handouts and a meal-builder system involving five concepts: Eat Clean, Eat Often, Hydrate, Recover, and Mindset. The goal is to utilize the five concepts so Sailors will have adequate energy to perform their jobs effectively. It's also available as an app.

All-Navy Sports Nutrition
The All-Navy Sports program provides science-based information on nutrition, weight management, and hydration for specific sports, including cross-country events, marathons, and weight-class sports such as wrestling and boxing.

Fitness & Health Promotion
The Marine Corp’s Semper Fit Health promotion programs focus on nine subject areas, including Physical Fitness and Nutrition, with helpful resources that include handouts and brochures for printing.

Army

Healthy weight and physical activity programs and tools for the Army.

Army Warfighters trainingSoldier Fueling Initiative & Go for Green Program
The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence website offers nutrition education, menu development, product selection, and preparation and serving standards utilized in the Soldier Fueling Initiative to improve readiness and increase Soldier fitness and performance.

The “Go for Green” nutrition labeling system provides Warfighters with a quick assessment of the nutritional value of menu offerings and food products in dining facilities. The menu offerings and food items are labeled green (eat often), amber (eat occasionally), and red (eat rarely) according to the impact the food can have on a Warfighter’s performance.

Army Weight Control Program [PDF]
This document establishes the policies and procedures for implementing the Army Weight Control Program, along with guidance for body-fat standards.

Army MOVE! Online Weight Management Program
An eight-week online weight management program, Army MOVE! is available to Soldiers, family members, retirees, and DA civilians. The website includes a variety of self-help tools and resources to manage weight through a healthy diet, behavior, and physical activity. Note: Requires AKO/DKO account.

Army Weight Control Program FAQs [PDF]
These FAQs provide answers to common questions and concerns regarding the Army’s weight control program and current weight standards.

Air Force

Air Force nutritional fitness, physical activity, and healthy weight programs.

Air Force runnersAF Fitness Program and BE WELL (Balanced Eating, Workout Effectively, Living Longer)
The AF Fitness Program has four scoring factors in its fitness test, which is given two times/year. Airmen who fail their PT test are automatically signed up for BE WELL, although it is also open to those who want to improve their overall health. This one-time class focuses on behavioral changes for personal fitness, healthy eating, and weight goals.

Shape Your Future…Your Weigh!
The Air Force Medical Service website has a Weight Gain Prevention Electronic Took Kit where users can access self-help tools and other resources to prevent weight gain through a healthy diet, behavior, and physical activity.

USAF Living Fit
This Air Force FitFamily website provides healthy recipes and nutrition information. Air Force families register to log in to areas of the website where you can learn more for you and your family, keep track of personal fitness goals, get recipes and meal plans, and more.

Coast Guard

Coast Guard weight-management program.

Coast GuardThe Weight Management Program
For members who want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, this program offers nutrition education and intervention methods that focus on Coast Guard weight standards. A self-help guide is available for download.

Resources

Body Fat Comparisons By Service [PDF]
One integral component of fitness assessment in all of the Armed Service is body composition, which is a measure of the amount of a person's body fat. The DoD's Instruction Number 1308.3 established certain minimum standards for the various service branches, with a certain amount of leeway for the various services as to their acceptable body compositions for various age groups.