Advancing Effective Obesity Communications: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief


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On September 16, 2019, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC convened a workshop on exploring effective obesity communications. Workshop presentations and panels discussed the current communications environment, the complexity of identifying key audiences and refining message objectives, and best-practices and model successes in the field. Challenges specific to obesity solutions communications, including bias, stigma, and misinformation, were also addressed.