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This page provides a series of videos that accompany the Why Weight? discussion tool. These videos are meant to serve as a supplement to show productive and counterproductive conversation techniques. To download the Why Weight? PDF, click here.

Why Weight? Overview

Dr. Scott Kahan introduces the Why Weight? discussion tool and provides an overview of productive ways for health care providers to discuss the topic of weight and health with patients.

A Productive Conversation

In this video, Dr. Scott Kahan provides examples of positive ways to discuss lifestyle changes with a patient, including several motivational interviewing techniques.

What Not To Do

This video is an example of what not to do when discussing health and weight with patients. It is for teaching purposes only. The STOP Obesity Alliance, George Washington University, and Dr. Scott Kahan do not approve of the practices shown in this video.