Partnership for Healthy Weight Management

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Setting Goals for Weight Loss  [TEXT]  [PDF]

No matter what the reason, successful weight loss and healthy weight management depend on sensible goals and expectations.

Voluntary Guidelines for Providers of Weight Loss Products or Services  [TEXT]  [PDF]

The Voluntary Guidelines represent a consensus of voluntary consumer disclosure practices reached by a panel of weight management companies, weight loss professionals, and consumer protection groups.

The Skinny on Dieting [TEXT] [PDF]

The FTC advises consumers to be skeptical of plans or products that promote easy or effortless long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss: Finding a Weight Loss Prgram that Works for You  [PDF]

The FTC and International Food Information Council Foundation (ITICF) help consumers make smart choices about weight loss products or services.

Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs:
What Consumers Stand To Gain and Lose

On October 16-17, 1997, representatives from academia, government, the weight loss industry, and consumer advocacy groups met in Washington for a conference to discuss the continuing rise of obesity in this country, estimated to cost consumers over $100 billion in health care costs and money spent on weight loss products and services.

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Press Release: "Partnership For Healthy Weight Management" Announces New Voluntary Weight Loss Guidelines

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Where To Get More Information

American Dietetic Association offers free Nutrition Fact Sheets for consumers. Send a  self addressed stamped envelope. Or call 800-877-1600, ext. 5000 for other publications or 800-366-1655 for recorded food/nutrition messages.

American Dietetic Association
Consumer Education Team
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606

American Obesity Association
1250 24th St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)
5600 S. Quebec, Ste. 109-A
Englewood, CO 80111 USA
Phone: (303) 779-4833, (303) 770-2526
Fax: (303) 779-4834

The Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
P.O. Box 305
Mt. Marion, NY 12456
(Send self-addressed stamped envelope)

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-3583

Shape Up America!

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