Professional Resources

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Position Statements

Obesity as a Disease (TOS 2018 Statement)

Obesity Action Coalition

Academy Position Paper on MNT for Adult Obesity (11/2023)

Now available!

Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery, 3rd edition! 
Both the electronic version and the print version are available. Updates to the 3rd edition: 

  • Descriptions of single anastomosis procedures have been added.
  • More long-term data on the outcomes of MBS have been added.
  • The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is included throughout the Pocket Guide.
  • More liberal diet progression options are reviewed.
  • Nutrition-related enhanced recovery interventions are discussed.
  • A more thorough review of MBS in adolescents is included.
  • A full chapter is devoted to endoscopic weight loss therapies: balloons, aspiration therapies, and revisional procedures performed endoscopically.
  • Appendices C and D, which deal with vitamin and mineral supplementation and biochemical surveillance, have been reformatted. They now include easy-to-interpret tables with valuable updates for the treatment of nutritional deficiencies in the MBS patient.
  • A new appendix on nutrition counseling and education has been added to relate evidence-based counseling methods and theories of change to the MBS population.

Pediatric Obesity - Assessment, Treatment and Prevention:  An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.

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Provides systematic reviews of the literature and Evidence Based Practice Guidelines for the following subjects:

  • Adult weight management
  • Pediatric weight management
  • Childhood overweight
  • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Adult Weight Management Tool Kit An on-line resource that is designed for use with the Adult Weight Management Evidence Based Practice Guideline. Contains background information, in-depth descriptions of nutrition sessions using the Nutrition Care Process, documentation forms, education fact sheets, and a case study.

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This site contains a registry of over 3,000 individuals who have successfully lost and maintained significant weight loss.

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The Weight Management Program supported by VA’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP). MOVE! is a weight management health promotion program designed to improve the lives of Veterans.


The University of Pittsburgh led the effort to develop The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) approach to lifestyle intervention. This link includes helpful documents and information from the study aimed at reducing weight and increasing exercise in type 2 diabetes patients with the goal to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.