"Partnership for Healthy Weight Management" to Release Voluntary Consumer Disclosure Guidelines

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What: Press conference to announce the launching of voluntary guidelines for providers of weight loss products or services by the Partnership for Healthy Weight Management -- representatives from government, academia, science, health care professions, commercial enterprises and other organizations. Guidelines to contain consumer disclosures regarding weight loss.
Who: Jodie Bernstein
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission

William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Van Hubbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Nutrition Research Coordination
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D.
Director, Weight and Eating Disorders Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Lynn McAfee, Medical Advocacy
Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc.

Where: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel
James Buchanan Room
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
When: Wednesday, February 10, 1999
12:30 p.m. (Room will open at 11:30 a.m. for camera set-up)

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Brenda A. Mack or Michelle Muth
FTC's Office of Public Affairs