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Discussing weight: a guide for health professionals

Discussing a patient's weight can be difficult, yet it's an extremely important conversation to have. This booklet is designed to help you discuss a patient's weight and raise awareness of weight-related health risks in a sensitive and supportive manner. You can download ‘discussing weight’ here.

You can request copies of the booklet .

Read more here about assessing body weight and the health complications associated with raised BMI.

The missing link between alcohol and weight

In April 2014 Slimming World published a report urging public health officials to do more to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and weight.

Read the full report here

We have also created a short interactive quiz to help people find their own personal tipping point and find out how their drinking habits could be affecting their weight. If you would like to share the quiz with your patients or take it yourself please Visit our special alcohol page..

A leaflet has been developed which communicates information about the tipping point and provides some useful strategies to help people reduce the impact alcohol has on weight. For health professionals wishing to distribute the leaflet to their patients free copies can be ordered by emailing public.health@slimmingworld.co.uk

Discover the difference leaflet

This leaflet has been written for potential members - letting them know what they can expect from a Slimming World group, how Slimming World can support different patient groups and how to find their nearest and most convenient group. Health professionals often find this useful to give to patients when discussing weight management. Contact us to order 25 complimentary copies for your practice (email public.health@slimmingworld.co.uk).

Healthy lifestyle website for women before, during and after pregnancy

http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/mums was developed following recognition that there are many confusing and conflicting messages about how women should manage their weight before, during and after pregnancy.

This website, created in partnership between Slimming World and The Royal College of Midwives provides clear information to improve the health of women and to help them pass on healthy habits and lifestyles to their families.

Information cards are available with a link to the website, which can be given to women in your care.
You can order free copies of the card here.

BNF Booklet

We have worked with the British Nutrition Foundation to produce a leaflet that communicates the principles of energy density and the benefits of a low energy dense diet for weight loss and maintenance.  For health professionals wishing to distribute the leaflet to their patients free copies can be ordered by emailing public.health@slimmingworld.co.uk. The leaflet is also downloadable from the British Nutrition Foundation website at www.nutrition.org.uk/.

Eating healthily on a budget

These resources were originally put together for our members as extra support during the credit crunch, highlighting that it is possible to eat healthily on a budget.  They have also proved very popular with health professionals passing them onto patients.  Download and print your own copies here:

BMI calculator

Try out the BMI calculator on our main Slimming World site.

Family friendly weight management

This leaflet has been written for potential members – letting them know all about Slimming World's family friendly approach. It highlights why Slimming World's a firm family favourite and also provides information on our programme for young adults and support for mums and mums-to-be. Contact us to order 25 complimentary copies for your practice (email public.health@slimmingworld.co.uk).