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.

Steering Committee Members
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

The vision of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.

Founded in 1983, foremost American surgeons have formed the society’s leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals.

The purpose of the Society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to carry out the following mission:

  • To improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases.
  • To advance the science and understanding of metabolic surgery.
  • To foster communication between health professionals on obesity and related conditions.
  • To be the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery.
  • To advocate for health care policy that ensures patient access to high quality prevention and treatment of obesity.
  • To be a highly valued specialty society that serves the educational and professional needs of our diverse membership.

Click here for more information on the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.