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By Big Matters
UK Obesity Support Service Big Matters marks its 10th year with new Support Group

By NAAFA
Boy Scouts of America bans scouts from their national Jamboree whose BMI exceeds 40, claiming they are unfit to participate. This discriminatory practice only furthers the stigma against boys of larger body size.

By NAAFA
Michelle Anderson, Miss Plus America 2011, will be a featured keynote speaker at NAAFA’s 2013 Annual Convention. As the first openly HIV positive woman to enter/win a national pageant, she dedicates much of her life to educating others on HIV/AIDS

By NVGB
How I Lost Weight Using Granola Bars, Full Meals and Lots of Water; “Lose Weight, keep it off forever and be...

By NAAFA
NAAFA and AAPR introduce a new brochure with tips to help improve the air travel experience for passengers of size.

By NAAFA
NAAFA will host a press conference at the National Press Club to discuss an egregious oversight in the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 (SSIA) and what can be done to prevent fat children from being omitted from anti-bullying protections.

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By Big Matters
UK Obesity Support Service Big Matters marks its 10th year with new Support Group

By NAAFA
Boy Scouts of America bans scouts from their national Jamboree whose BMI exceeds 40, claiming they are unfit to participate. This discriminatory practice only furthers the stigma against boys of larger body size.

By Broemmel Media
Author-Lecturer shares strategy for losing 80 pounds in six months

By NAAFA
DJ Jose Heredia, aka DJ Satisfaction, President of the Orange County CA Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association will provide music and entertainment for the NAAFA 2013 Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

By NAAFA
Michelle Anderson, Miss Plus America 2011, will be a featured keynote speaker at NAAFA’s 2013 Annual Convention. As the first openly HIV positive woman to enter/win a national pageant, she dedicates much of her life to educating others on HIV/AIDS

By NVGB
How I Lost Weight Using Granola Bars, Full Meals and Lots of Water; “Lose Weight, keep it off forever and be...

By NAAFA
NAAFA stands in support of Jennifer Livingston, a TV news anchor from Wisconsin who stood up to her bully. Good role models come in all sizes. It is time to End Bullying Now!

By NAAFA
Dr. Carter's refusal to treat patients who weigh more than 200 pounds is simply discrimination.

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
A report that a physician is refusing to treat obese patients has some so-called ethicists concerned, even though the AMA says its completely ethical, and the practice has a long history - for both smokers and the obese

By American Academy of Neurology
People who are obese and also have high blood pressure and other risk factors may experience a faster decline in their cognitive skills over time than others, according to a study in the August 21, 2012 issue of Neurology®

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
A report issued yesterday, predicting a 42% adult obesity rate, recommended new legal approaches even while admitting that food company resistance has largely stymied new legislation, but litigation and actions by employers can also play a major role

By EatSmart Products
Researchers have recently proven that BMI underestimates obesity rates. The EatSmart Body Fat Scale offers an innovative, at-home means to monitor your body fat and other health metrics.

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
The decision by the Citizens Medical Center not to hire the obese isn't unique, since over 25% of businesses admit to being influenced by an applicant's weight during the hiring process - although most of these companies don't have a written policy

By NAAFA
NAAFA and AAPR introduce a new brochure with tips to help improve the air travel experience for passengers of size.

By NAAFA
NAAFA encourages our supporters to join with fat activists across the country who are fighting against the hateful billboard ad campaign depicting fat children in Georgia.

By NAAFA
Disparaging remarks and slurs directed at the First Lady by right wing political leaders is bullying and setting a bad example for the youth of our nation.

By NAAFA
NAAFA announces our return to San Francisco for the 2012 National Fundraising Convention and introduces our SUPER EARLYBIRD SPECIAL convention package and hotel pricing.

By Andy Richardson
Barbara Tyrrell, former McDonald’s franchise owner of more than 20 years, has joined the staff of Medi-Weightloss Clinics of Chicagoland as director of corporate wellness and patient development.

By NAAFA
NPR and PIN are looking for input on living in a nation where 1 in 3 people are obese. We encourage people of size to share our message of Equality at Every Size!

By Frost & Sullivan
Serious side effects of drugs detract from the positive results

By Jennifer Smiga
The Purr'n Pooch, located in Wall and Tinton Falls, NJ, invites canines and their companions to put their best paw forward during the pet resort's new "Sweat with Your Pet" program and DOGA classes.

By NAAFA
NAAFA will host a press conference at the National Press Club to discuss an egregious oversight in the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010 (SSIA) and what can be done to prevent fat children from being omitted from anti-bullying protections.

By Fast Market Research
Fast Market Research recommends "Trends in Weight Management 2011" from Business Insights, now available

By NAAFA
NAAFA challenges Dr. Ludwig and his Harvard colleagues to take a HAES (Heath at Every Size) approach rather than kidnap two million children from their parents.

By NAAFA
The End Bullying Now! Contest begins tomorrow. Submit your video entries starting Friday, July 15, 2011 thru Sunday, July 31, 2011 to win great prizes and gain national exposure

By NAAFA
NAAFA’s going back to The Hill and we want to take with us messages from the kids who are being bullied the most. Fat kids have been left out of The Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2010!

By Middy Blue
Obesity rate on adults and children keep on rising. To counter it, GreenBeanBuddy backs up AAP's suggestion of TV diet implementation.

By Pam Leinmiller, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
NBC’s hit television show The Biggest Loser® has teamed with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) to create a localized program administered by specially-trained fitness professionals.

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
Neil Cavuto reportedly "lost it" when debating a lawyer who said he's like to legally kill off Ronald McDonald, just as he helped kill off Joe Camel, as he told his opponent that he (Cavuto) would arrest John Banzhaf if he were in his studio

By benny
More and More teenagers are opting for weight loss surgery. The benefits of weight loss have in the last two years or three years shown to be quite substantial...

By Innovative Medical Products
De Mayo Hip Positioner® Systems from Innovative Medical Products Accommodate Any Size Patient with Faster, More Secure Positioning and Less Stress on Personnel: Product exhibit at AAOS meeting in San Diego February 2011

By Doctor's P.R.
Dr. Barry DiBernardo, Montclair, N.J. plastic surgeon says the Body Lift removes excess skin, helps patients have a more normal appearance after extreme weight loss, including those who have had gastric bypass or band surgery.

By Wess Murray
By Popular demand, SHE'S BACK!! It's been almost a year since she's been on the show, and boy what a difference a year makes! She'll be stopping by to tell us what's she's been up, and give us great fat loss and cooking tips, with her usual flair!

By wkprChicago LLC
Melanie Wildman was crowned Mrs. Canada International.

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
As more companies refuse to hire smokers - to save over $10,000/yr per employee, and because employing smokers sends the wrong message - the major argument in opposition doesn’t attack the practice, but bemoans that it will spread to the obese.

By C.K.Q. LLC
Everyone has a child at home that eats snacks. The important thing is they eat healthy snacks. Healthy doesn't mean nasty!

By Joshua S. Smith
Obesity has become a major cause of cancer in the United States. Every year, as more people become obese, cancer rates and deaths increase also.

By Innovative Medical Products
Designed to accommodate obese patients with a simple rotation of its center board module, MorphBoard® lets OR personnel easily roll patients onto their sides on the pegboard without having to lift them into an exact location

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
A salon added a five dollar surcharge to a customer's bill because she was obese, and then banned her from the store. Over 25% are influenced by an applicant's weight when hiring. The rate of obese discrimination has almost doubled - and its legal.

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
A nail salon in Georgia added a five dollar surcharge to a customer's bill because she was obese, and it's all perfectly legal, and apparently part of a growing trend as we learn more about how much obesity costs everyone, says law professor

By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
The twelfth in a series of fat law suits -- ten of which have been successful, and one which is still in the courts -- is about to be brought against McDonald's, a company which has lost two fat law suits so far, and has failed to dismiss a third

By Lisa
Research commissioned by the UK’s largest cosmetic treatment review website reveals that 32% of overweight women would rather gain weight with hope of undergoing free weight loss surgery than diet to shed the pounds.

By NAAFA
Dr. Glenn Gaesser, author, professor and specialist in the health benefits of exercise and healthy lifestyles will be keynote speaker for NAAFA’s first HAES Summit in San Francisco, CA.

By Innovative Medical Products
Universal Lateral Positioner™ system provides stable lateral decubitus positioning to cover the full range of patient anatomies

By Lisa Marie Williams
Lira Consulting Group launches a Men & Women's Plus Size Calender project. The first Calender will be based on People in the Inland Empire area in Southern California.

By National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
New scholarship will encourage continuing education and research in the field of fat studies, particularly Health At Every Size (HAES)

By The American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Medical Society Advises that Weight Loss is More Successful Under the Guidance of a Physician

By Lightword Publishing
A recent article provides links to free on-line diet plans and programs for achieving fast weight loss, and for fighting causes of childhood obesity.

By Lightword Publishing
A medical study of two weight loss programs compares results of low carb diets vs low fat diets, and the effect of each diet on mood disorders and quick weight loss. A consumer review reveals best diet plans and best raw food vegetarian diet.

By Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery from The Weight Loss Institute of New Jersey



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