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Weight of the Nation Conference

A Matter of Weight

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

As difficult as it is to accept, this obesity epidemic requiring a national conversation has to be done person by person by person, with as much collective compassion, creativity, insight and patience as humanly possible.

The Weight of the Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

We now must act boldly to combat the obesity epidemic. There are many opportunities across the lifespan, but it will require a shift in social norms and an unprecedented social movement for obesity prevention.

Bread and Circus (Hold the Bread): Weight of the Nation Deserves an Imperial Thumbs Down

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

By focusing on health, we can address real health concerns, giving both fat and thin people the support they deserve and avoiding stigmatizing people and worsening the problem.

Why I Am Not Attending or Watching 'Weight of the Nation'

Michele Simon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

The national hysteria over obesity has reached a crescendo this week, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts the conference, "Weight of the Nation," in Washington, D.C.