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Learn about additional resources for weight management

Resources for clinicians to aid the discussion about weight:

The STOP obesity alliance has created a “Why Weight?” guide to discussing weight with patients which some may find a helpful resource.
https://stop.publichealth.gwu.edu/sites/stop.publichealth.gwu.edu/files/Why%20Weight%20Guide/Why%20Weight%20Guide-STOP-Provider-Discussion-Tool.pdf.
There are also example videos, however these are in the American context – https://stop.publichealth.gwu.edu/whyweightguide/ww_videos

Holland Bloorview Children’s Hospital Canada has a simple infographic resource developed for weight discussions with children, however the key principles are applicable for discussions with adults. http://research.hollandbloorview.ca/sites/default/files/migrate/files/KTCasebook-2017-12-11.pdf

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society – has evidence based updates which can be helpful for practitioners http://anzos.com/

The National Health and Medical Research Council and Department of Health and Aging have created an Educator Guide “Eat for Health” – https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/content/The%20Guidelines/n55b_educator_guide_140321_1.pdf

Resources for patients:

Directing patients to appropriate resources is part of the role of a healthcare practitioner in supporting weight management.

Eat for health is an Australian government website that has up to date dietary guidelines https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/guidelines/australian-dietary-guidelines-1-5

Arthritis Australia provides consumers with information about peer support groups, treatment options, access to conservative treatment intervention pathways and has healthcare practitioners staffing phone lines for any specific queries https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/contact-us/

The CSIRO Total Well Being Diet is utilised in research studies for participants with knee OA in Australia. The website provides details and information for patients. https://www.totalwellbeingdiet.com/au/

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