The National Academies Roundtable on Obesity Solutions hosted "Going Beyond BMI: Communicating About Body Weight," the second workshop in the 2-part series "Exploring the Science on Measures of Body Composition, Body Fat Distribution, and Obesity," to explore communications strategies and solutions to improve messaging around obesity and adiposity. Speakers highlighted approaches to communicating the definitions and diagnoses of obesity, addressed weight bias and stigma, and discussed the challenges in cultural perceptions. Sessions focused on ways to mitigate misinformation and for providers to shift to a health-centric approach in obesity treatment. This proceedings document summarizes workshop discussions.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Going Beyond BMI: Communicating About Body Weight: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27288.
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