Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients

This guide is a unique tool for health care providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health. The tool is designed to help providers build a safe and trusting environment with patients to facilitate open, productive conversations about weight.

An Integrated Framework For The Prevention And Treatment Of Obesity And Its Related Chronic Diseases

STOP Director, Dr. Bill Dietz, recently published an article in Health Affairs. Along with a group of co-authors with expertise in research, clinical care, health policy, and public health, Dr. Dietz offered a new model for addressing the obesity epidemic, one that reaches beyond clinical intervention to include community systems as well. The paper proposes a modern framework, integrated in its approach to address both the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related chronic diseases. Accompanying the article is a figure which illustrates this proposed framework.

Weighing In is a STOP Obesity Alliance Blog

STOP Obesity Alliance December E-Newsletter

Dear Reader,

Over the course of 2015, STOP Obesity Alliance added several new members, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Egg Nutrition Center, Healthy Weight Partnership, Dr. Monique Turner, TogoRun, and the World Obesity Federation. Now more than ever, our Alliance includes a range of organizations that represent voices crucial to addressing the obesity epidemic.

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"Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health"

View this new on-line guide created that offers practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.

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American Association of Diabetes Educators

American Association of Diabetes Educators is a multidisciplinary association of healthcare professionals dedicated to integrating successful self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related conditions.

Modern societal forces (an abundance of inexpensive high-calorie foods and high rates of sedentary activities), and constraining social determinants of health (including education, economic status, history and physical environments) have collided with obesity-related behavioral and biological factors and little-understood innate traits of individuals to usher in an 8-fold increase in diagnosed diabetes since 1958. This escalation of diabetes and pre-diabetes affects our social and economic conditions.

Perspective:  Fighting Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Related Conditions through Education, Community and Self-Care Initiatives

The primary goal of diabetes education is to improve the health of those with diabetes, pre-diabetes and related conditions.  Diabetes Educators work toward this goal by providing knowledge and skill training, helping individuals identify barriers, and facilitating problem-solving and coping skills to achieve effective self-care behavior and behavior change through the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors(tm) – Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Healthy Coping, and Reducing Risks.