Position Statement

WIN believes there are many ways to consider ‘weight-matters’, and we do not subscribe to a one size fits all approach; instead, we respect peoples’ right to choose a path that is appropriate for them. For some, this means reducing their weight in order to minimise longer-term health risks, while for others, the absence of immediate health concerns means that they remain content and without the goal of weight reduction.

WIN is currently assessing its position regarding the classification of obesity as a disease – this is a complex matter and once a decision is reached it will be shared with members.  Meanwhile, all content made available through WIN will be based on available evidence and will reflect current best practice without bias or judgement.