Putting the Evidence into Practice: A Playbook for Managing Obesity in the Workforce

Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences and Deputy Director, of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, provided evidence-based guidance on respectful and effective approaches to communicating about weight.

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In July 2019, approximately 100 large employers and thought leaders attended a webinar hosted by the National Business Group on Health called Putting the Evidence into Practice: A Playbook for Managing Obesity in the Workforce. Using compelling data and research, Scott Kahan, MD, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness and Medical Director of Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, presented on evidence-based treatments for obesity and guidelines for their implementation. This document summarizes the major takeaways from the webinar. 

Putting the Evidence into Practice: A Playbook for Managing Obesity in the Workforce

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