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Requirements for Members Exceeding Max Allowable Body Fat

Commands shall refer members exceeding maximum allowable body fat to their Primary Care Manager (PCM) to determine cause of weight gain. Commands shall refer members to PCM by filling out Section 1 of the (Command Weight Referral Form SF 600) PCM's shall fill out Section 2. Members shall inform command of any medical problems with losing weight or starting an exercise program.

Members who exceed their maximum allowable weight shall, contact their Unit Health Promotion Coordinator (UHPC) within 72 hours to discuss plan of action, and complete the following within 10 days:

Weight Policy Resource Guide

The following page is a resource guide to help you understand and comply with the new weight policy.

Web Sites

  • Calorie King: A food awareness website that provides effective tools to take charge of your eating and exercise habits, including a searchable database of foods you eat and the nutrients they provide.
  • Choose Healthy Options for Wellness Assessment: The CHOW Assessment Tools were developed to help military communities assess their environment to determine the extent to which people can access healthy food options. Two versions of the tool are CHOW-Community and CHOW-Worksite. CHOW is and excellent tool to help you assess whether the food choices you make daily are meeting your nutrient needs.
  • CHOOSEMYPLATEGOV is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information. SUPERTRACKER: Tracks calories and activities
  • SPARKPEOPLE.COM is a FREE online service to help improve your health.
  • Unit Food Service Specialist. Diet is a significant part of the weight management equation. Many of the Coast Guard’s Food Service Specialists (FSs) have special training in nutrition and healthy cooking techniques. FS personnel are valuable resources for information and play a major role in the availability of healthy food choices at their dining facilities.
  • Weight Management Self-Help Guide. The Weight Management Self-Help Guide, COMDTPUB P6200.3A was developed to provide employees and their families assistance with managing their weight. It is a self-paced tutorial which guides users through the various aspects and components of a successful weight management program. This publication can be found by accessing CG Directives.

Links from pages within the Fitness Help site to non-Coast Guard sites are provided as a customer service and do not represent any implicit or explicit endorsement by the United States Coast Guard of any commercial or private issues or products presented there.

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Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program

Coast Guard Health Promotion Manual

Personal Fitness Plan (CG-6049)

BMI / Fitness Calculator

Body Fat Calculator

SF 600 Duty Status

Resources for Improving Fitness Performance Tests

Military PFT Prep Help Site

Tactical Athlete Training Program

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Last Modified 11/10/2015