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.
fit is a national initiative, developed by Sanford Health and WebMD, where we are taking a fun, fresh, holistic approach aimed at promoting and activating healthy choices and actions for children and families.
fit is uniquely focused on the four key elements of healthy living: FOOD, MOVE, MOOD and RECHARGE. It helps children and families understand how the key influencers – MOOD and RECHARGE – affect their daily choices and habits – FOOD and MOVE. Being fit is about having the right mindset and enough energy to be able to choose healthy foods and to be active.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states.
WebMD is the leading provider of health information services developed by an award-winning editorial staff, which includes medical writers and editors, physicians, and health educators.
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