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.
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.
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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View this new on-line guide created that offers practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.
The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs. ENC monitors scientific findings and regulatory developments, and serves as a resource for health practitioners in need of current nutrition information to share with their patients. Key vehicles for disseminating information are the Nutrition Close-Up newsletter, Nutrition Research Update, various educational brochures and tool kits, published scientific articles, and symposia presented at health professional conferences and the eggnutritioncenter.org website. ENC also administers an annual research program with approximately $2 million provided by America’s egg farmers through the USDA and the American Egg Board.
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