Mission and Vision

Our Vision

To advance the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity in order to improve the lives of those affected by creating the leading professional society in the field.

Our Mission Statement

Through research, education and advocacy, to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity and improve the lives of those affected.

Our Values

The Obesity Society is committed to improving the lives of those with obesity, nurturing careers of obesity scientists and practitioners and promoting the interdisciplinary nature of obesity research, management and education. In so doing, The Obesity Society, its members and staff pledge to uphold:

  • Compassion: For the lives and situations of those living with obesity.
  • Responsibility: For advocacy, treatment and investigation, all working toward a cure for obesity.
  • Respect: For each other and all who are touched by obesity.
  • Progress: For furthering knowledge about obesity using appropriate scientific standards.
  • Mentorship: For helping, teaching and supporting our colleagues.
  • Highest Ethical Standards: For all our actions, writings, programs, and services.
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