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Obesity and Discrimination in the Work Place

Resource Guide

Fact Sheet
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An educational resource for clinicians, researchers and educators with an interest in obesity and its related disorders. Since its founding in 1982, NAASO has become the foremost professional association in the fields of obesity research, management and treatment.
The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances
The OAC aims to educate patients, family members and the public on obesity and morbid obesity. In addition, the OAC will increase obesity education, work to improve access to medical treatments for obese patients, advocate for safe and effective treatments and strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with all types of obesity.
BodyPositive looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. This website offers tools for parents, adults, children, and professionals. is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.
Formerly known as Obesity Research, Obesity is the official journal of The Obesity Society. Available in print and online, Obesity is dedicated to increasing knowledge, fostering research, and promoting better treatment for people with obesity and their loved ones. Obesity publishes important peer-reviewed research and cutting-edge reviews, commentaries, public health and medical developments.
CDC_s Mission is "to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. This site contains general information about weight, nutrition, and health; weight loss and maintenance; education and research; and childhood overweight and obesity.
The psychological and psychosocial effects of obesity on an individual are profound and deeply rooted. For these reasons, it is often necessary that overweight and obese people have a core network of support–people to turn to in times of need. For many, obesity may lower one’s self esteem or lead to depression or anxiety. A network of support is often made up of individuals who are themselves dealing with overweight or obesity, and who can provide a more personal perspective on obesity and its impact on one’s quality of life. In addition to obesity support groups, there are also obesity advocacy groups, which work on behalf of overweight and obese people to inform the public, media, Congress and other influencers about the effects of obesity.
America On the Move is a national initiative dedicated to helping individuals and communities across the nation make positive changes to improve their health and quality of life. By focusing on individuals and communities, America On the Move strives to support healthy eating, weight loss, and active living habits in society.
KidShape® Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on family-based pediatric weight loss and management to combat childhood (pediatric) obesity through a culturally sensitive curriculum that emphasizes healthy eating habits, positive health behavior changes, positive body image, and improved physical activity. KidShape® Foundation aims to increase awareness and adoption of healthy eating habits in accordance with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid; increase participation in regular physical activity for weight maintenance and weight loss (at least three times a week for at least 30 continuous minutes); increase self-appreciation of positive aspects of each program participant and work with families to set realistic healthy living and weight loss goals and be rewarded for achieving those goals.
Overeater’s Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience in overcoming compulsive overeating by holding support meetings worldwide. The group encourages members to partner with a healthcare professional and a sponsor to meet their recovery goals.
The program at the Obesity Consult Center is unique among many worldwide.
Founded in 1985, the program has achieved stunning results using a multidisciplinary
approach to combating obesity that includes clinicians from many fields assisting with the care of obese patients. There is also an obesity support program specifically for men.
The Hormone Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization established by The
Endocrine Society to serve as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions (hypothyroidism, thyroid disease, diabetes, obesity), and does so through public outreach and education. Through its public education campaigns, web site, forums, toll-free number and free publications, The Hormone Foundation is a leading source of hormone-related information for the public, physicians, allied health professionals and the media.
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (naaso) is a scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982 naaso has been committed to encouraging obesity research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
The International Size Acceptance Association (isaa), founded in 1997, is an international, non-profit, civil rights organization dedicated to promoting size acceptance and helping to end size (obesity) discrimination.
As part of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, the iotf is an international organization that collaborates with the World Health Organization to examine the global obesity epidemic. The organization maintains a commitment to informing the international community about obesity and works to influence governments to take decisive action regarding obesity management and treatment recommendations.
The Council on Size and Weight Discrimination is a nonprofit group that advocates for overweight and obesity, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination and obesity images portrayed in the media.
Since 1969, the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance is a national nonprofit organization has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for overweight and obese people by working to eliminate (obesity) discrimination based on body size. The association maintains a commitment to providing these individuals
with tools for self-empowerment.