Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
Features statistics and studies on size and weight discrimination, legal advice, and health information. From the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, a “not-for-profit group which works to change people's attitudes about weight.”
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
Provides information on discrimination of fat people in the workplace, education system, and healthcare system, as well as an overview of laws prohibiting discrimination against overweight people. From the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) “a non-profit, all volunteer, civil rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people.”
Nutrition & Physical Activity - WA State Dept. of Health
Information on the Washington State’s approach to obesity as a public health issue. Click on “Facts & Figures” to show obesity rates and risk factors for obesity in Washington State.
Overweight and Obesity Page
Discusses trends as well as health and economic consequences of obesity as a national disease. Also includes an overview of state-sponsored programs including Washington State. From the Center for Disease Control.
Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity
Describes prescription medications used to treat obesity - their uses, benefits and potential risks. Also includes links to government publications regarding obesity and related issues such as Binge Eating Disorder, exercise for weight management and gastrointestinal surgery. From the Weight Information Control Network, an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
When Being Overweight is a Health Problem
This article, available in English and Spanish, defines and discusses obesity as it specifically relates to teens. Links to related topics, including body image, self-esteem, healthy dieting, appropriate weights based on height, exercise and food portion sizes, are also available. From TeensHealth, a website created by the nonprofit group The Nemours Foundation
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