Skip main navigation

Resources for clinicians and patients

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.
There are also example videos, however these are in the American context –

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.

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society – has evidence based updates which can be helpful for practitioners

The National Health and Medical Research Council and Department of Health and Aging have created an Educator Guide “Eat for Health” –

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

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

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.

This article is from the free online

EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now