Ted Kyle, Chair of the Advocacy Committee for The Obesity Society, reflects on the most important developments of 2012 for obesity. He credits the George Washington University Department of Health Policy with helping shift focus toward obesity and health and away from weight loss outcomes through dialogue with experts, advocates, and the FDA.
Myths, misconceptions and misinformation about obesity and weight remain pervasive. These can make an already difficult task – managing weight and health – even more challenging and can fuel weight stigma, which is as pervasive in our society as the myths themselves. Click here to read more.
View Dr. Richard H. Carmona’s, 17th U.S. Surgeon General and the Alliance’s Health and Wellness Chairperson, letter of support for the Essential Health Benefits Task Force recommendations here.
Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health is an online guide created by STOP Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation to fill the information gap and offer practical advice for parents struggling with how to discuss weight and health with their children.
Hablar Con Sus Hijos Sobre el Peso y la Salud is the Spanish version of the Weigh In guide.
The Weigh In Discussion ToolKit provides everything a community leader might need to host a small group discussion with parents to help them talk to their kids about weight and health. Based on the Weigh In guide, the kit was originally created for the Philadelphia Health Initiative, or PHI, but its content can be used by any community leader across the country. The PHI is a group of local, multi-sector stakeholders that have come together to improve obesity and diabetes prevention efforts and to create sustainable interventions in Philadelphia. The ToolKit includes a facilitator guide, an easy-to-use presentation and other information. And, just for Philadelphia families, the Kit includes a local resource list that identifies healthy places to go and things to do in the city.
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