Weight Stigma, Eating Disorders, and Obesity
The STOP Obesity Alliance Joins Obesity Society for Their 7th Annual Virtual Obesity Week Interactive
On November 2-6, the STOP Obesity Alliance will join the Obesity Society for their 7th annual virtual Obesity Week Interactive.
National Childhood Obesity Month
COVID-19 and Childhood Obesity
With many schools returning to in-person instruction in August and September, the health of children has become a new contentious focus of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regulations around returning to in-person instruction vary across the country, but disparities in resources between school districts threaten to disadvantage children in low-income areas.
Obesity, COVID-19, and Racial Disparities
This month's newsletter is written by guest author Fatima Cody Stanford. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS is an obesity medicine physician and scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. This article was originally published by Newsweek under the title "America’s COVID-19 Response Must Tackle Obesity." It has been reproduced here with minor edits with the permission of the author. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own.
Obesity and LGBTQ Health
Mental Health and Obesity during COVID-19
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this year it’s more important than ever. Disease outbreaks can put individuals and communities under a great deal of stress; the COVID-19 pandemic is a good example.
Statement from the STOP Obesity Alliance and the Redstone Global Center
Racism, oppression and white supremacy have no place in our vision for the future of our country and we stand with those fighting against it. State-sanctioned violence against black and brown people has been a fact in this country since its founding. It must end now and those who perpetuate it must be held to account.
Racism is a public health issue. Trauma is a public health issue. We cannot ensure the health and wellbeing of all until equity – across all sectors, including health, criminal justice, law enforcement, education – is achieved.