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NAAFADiversity

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Review for NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE FAT ACCEPTANCE INC, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

NAAFA, is the civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating discrimination of fat people via advocacy, education and support. I have been on the board for 4 years and I am proud of what this organization has done for over 40+ years. We are the voice of those you find themselves voiceless, subjected to bullying, discrimination and harassment.

We are not an organization advocating to be fat, we are an organization advocating for fat people, who are entitled to a quality, harassment free life.

We organize an annual international convention, this past summer we organized the first Health at Every Size (HAES) Summit, with researchers from all over the world discussing their research and debunking the obesity epidemic and data based evidence that the traditional methodology is not the answer, the answer is embracing size diversity and encouraging healthy lifestyles based on quality measurements, not numbers on a scale.

We've revised our guidelines for therapists that have fat clients,that can be downloaded from our website. We're in the editing process of a Child Advocacy Tookit for parents, teachers, educators and others who work with children. We revising our guidelines for health care providers, which will be available via the NAAFA website.

Role:  Board Member & I am the director of programs and and co-developed NAAFA's Size Diversity Toolkit, the only one of it's kind. I co-chaired the first NAAFA Health at Every Size Summit.