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Sign the Pledge

We pledge

  • To treat individuals with overweight and obesity with dignity and respect.
  • To refrain from using stereotypical language, images, and narratives that unfairly and inaccurately depict individuals with overweight and obesity as lazy, gluttonous, and lacking willpower or self-discipline.
  • To encourage and support educational initiatives aimed at eradicating weight bias through dissemination of current knowledge of obesity and body-weight regulation.
  • To encourage and support initiatives aimed at preventing weight discrimination in the workplace, education, and healthcare settings.
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    If you are representing a company or organisation and pledging on their behalf (eg. Pledging on behalf of King’s College London), please attach a letter on company paper signed by an authorised person.
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  • Why we process your personal information
    We invite you to sign up to take the Pledge and help eradicate weight-based stigma and discrimination. Your data will be used to support - you can opt in for use below.
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Your information will be retained for the duration of this research.

What are your rights and who can you contact if you have a concern?

To find out more about how the university deals with your personal information, including your rights and who to contact if you have a concern, please see the university’s core privacy notice.