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MOVE!® Reference Tools

The following are collected weight management resources for health professionals. Click on a category listed below to be taken to corresponding reference tools.

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VA Weight Management Policy
Reference Manual
Discipline Specific Pocket Guides
MOVE!11 Patient Questionnaire
Behavior Change
Physical Activity
Patient Handouts
Modules for Group Sessions
Weight Loss Medication
MOVE!® Intensive
Bariatric Surgery

VA Weight Management Policy     Back To Top

MOVE!® Weight Management Program For Veterans (MOVE!®) VHA Handbook 1120.1

Managing Overweight and/or Obesity for Veterans Everywhere (MOVE!®) Program Information Letter 10-2004-014

BMI/Obesity     Back To Top

BMI Chart

Medical Complications of Obesity

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Managing Obesity: A Clinician's Aid

National Institutes of Health - Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report

National Institutes of Health - The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

US Preventive Services Task Force - Screening for Obesity in Adults

Screening and Interventions for Obesity in Adults: Summary of the Evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Reference Manual     Back To Top

MOVE!® Reference Manual

Implementation     Back To Top

MOVE!® Benefit Chart

MOVE!® Algorithm

MOVE!11 Patient Questionnaire     Back To Top

MOVE!11 Paper and Pencil Version

Behavior Change     Back To Top

Stages of Change Table

Instructional video, Behavior Change Counseling in Chronic Care, University of Washington GHC, "Take Care to Learn" (2003)

Nutrition     Back To Top

Calorie Deficit Table

Estimated Energy Needs Spreadsheet

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

MyPyramid Getting Started

MyPyramid Education Framework

Anatomy of MyPyramid

MyPyramid Mini-Poster

MyPyramid Calorie Levels

MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns

Dietary Guidelines Food Guidance System Food Label Working Together

DASH Eating Plan

Physical Activity     Back To Top

Physical Activity Decision Aid

Pre-Exercise Cardiovascular Risk Stratification

Adapted PARMedX (Physical Activity Readiness Medical Examination)

Clinical Practice Recommendations for Pedometers

Clinical Staff Guide To Pedometer

MOVE!® Brochure - A Guide to Using Your Pedometer

Prescription for Health - Pedometer

Prescription for Health - Odometer

US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine - How to Write an Exercise Prescription

Basic Exercise Prescription Form

Advanced Exercise Prescription Form

General Physical Activities Defined by Level of Intensity

Target Heart Rate Table

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Growing Stronger Strength Training for Older Adults

Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Task Force on Preventive Services - Promoting Physical Activity

Physical Activity Guidelines

Modules for Group Sessions     Back To Top


GB01 - Coping With Stress Leader ver. 1.0a

GB02 - Weighing Your Options Leader ver. 1.0a

GB04 - Guiding Thoughts And Images Leader ver. 1.0a

GB05 - Tempted Leader ver. 1.0a

GB06 - Irrational Ideas About Eating Leader ver. 1.0a

GB07 - Motivation Leader ver. 1.0a

GB09 - Lose Weight By Planning Ahead Leader ver. 1.0a

GB10 - Pleasure Leader ver. 1.0a

GB11 - Self - Control Leader ver. 1.0a

GB12 - Self - Esteem Leader ver. 1.0a

GB13 - Wellness Leader ver. 1.0a

GB14 - What Is Mental Health Leader ver. 1.0a


GN01 - Cook It Healthy Leader ver. 1.0a

GN02 - Dining Out Leader ver. 1.0a

GN03 - Fast Foods Leader ver. 1.0a

GN05 - Be A Frequent Feeder Leader ver. 1.0a

GN08 - How To Read A Food Label Leader ver. 1.0a

GN09 - Snacks And Sweets Leader ver. 1.0a

GN10 - Water Leader ver. 1.0a

Physical Activity

GP01 - Making A Good Fit For Active Feet Leader ver. 1.0a

GP02 - Barriers To Physical Activity Leader ver. 1.0a

GP03 - Benefits Of Regular Physical Activity Leaderver. 1.0a

GP04 - Exercise On A Budget Leader ver. 1.0a

GP05 - F I T T Leader ver. 1.0a

GP06 - How To Take Your Heart Rate Leader ver. 1.0a

GP07 - If You Sit Or Stand M O V E Leader ver. 1.0a

GP08 - Lack Of Time For Physical Activity Leader ver. 1.0a

GP09 - Prevention Tips For Sore Muscles Or Cramps Leader ver. 1.0a

GP10 - When To Stop Exercising Leader ver. 1.0a

Weight Loss Medications     Back To Top

Link to VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Healthcare Group

National PBM Drug Monograph - Orlistat (Xenical)

Criteria-for-Use Checklist for Orlistat (Xenical)

MOVE!® Intensive     Back To Top

MOVE!® Intensive

Bariatric Surgery     Back To Top

Pre-Operative Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluation