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Weight Bias

Resources for Weight Bias

Organizations

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)

A non-profit human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people, NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through advocacy, public education, and support.

http://www.naafaonline.com/

The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination

A not-for-profit group that works to change people's attitudes about weight and acts as consumer advocates for larger people, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination, and media images.

http://www.cswd.org/

Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.

http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/

Minnesota State Council on Disability

State of Minnesota agency advises, provides technical assistance, collaborates and advocates to expand opportunities, improve the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities.

http://www.disability.state.mn.us

The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)

Professional organization composed of individual members who are committed to "Health At Every Size" (HAES) principles.  Promotes education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being and are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination.

http://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/

Heathy Weight Network

Promotes diet-free eating, active living, and a respectful and positive environment that promotes "total health and well-being for people of all sizes." Provides research on obesity, eating disorders, weight and eating issues, dieting, and weight loss and gain, along with practical guidelines for healthy living.

http://www.healthyweightnetwork.com/

Teaching Tolerance

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance includes articles, interviews and other information on weight and size bias.

http://www.tolerance.org