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Jul 01, 2015
NAAFA Secretary and Research Specialist Darliene Howell has been elected to the office of Board Chair. Ms. Howell brings years of service and expertise to this position.

Jun 14, 2015
Organizations working to protect the rights of people of large body size object to the “people first language” being promoted by organizations representing bariatric surgeons and pharmaceutical company interests.

May 31, 2015
NAAFA is appalled by fat-shaming ads targeting kids in Guatemala. Stigmatization only serves to increase discrimination.

Apr 19, 2015
Nevada wants to be the first state in the nation to declare fat a “chronic disease”

Apr 16, 2015
NAAFA member and founder of Full Figure Entertainment, Tigress Osborn, joins the NAAFA Board of Directors as Director of Social Media. Osborn’s education and experience will prove invaluable as we continue to fight for Equality at Every Size.

Mar 21, 2015
NAAFA-Clark County Chapter presents the First Quarter, 2015 Size Savvy Healthcare Award to Dr. Michael Coy of Health Care Partners of Nevada for his willingness to make his practice accessible and accommodating.

Feb 16, 2015
A proposed bill in Puerto Rico would discriminate against children with a higher BMI and their families. Similar efforts in several US states have failed and done immeasurable damage. Focus on health, not weight/BMI!

Jan 25, 2015
Mississippi House Bill 330, which targets Medicaid recipients, is discriminatory! It would force them to submit to programs that require foods that they may not be able to afford and penalize them if they do not comply.

Dec 06, 2014
New York State Representative Peter King’s stigmatizing remarks about Eric Garner’s cause of death demonstrate weight bias and a discriminatory attitude. This is a civil rights issue. It is time to put a stop to the bigotry.

Dec 03, 2014
NAAFA, BEDA and believe that forcing chain restaurants to include caloric value of every dish and drink on their menus is a wasted effort and could be counterproductive.

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