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The 5As of Obesity Management is a set of practical tools to guide primary care practitioners in obesity counseling and management:

  • Ask for permission to discuss weight and explore readiness for change
  • Assess obesity related health risk and potential “root causes” of weight gain
  • Advise on obesity risks, discuss benefits treatment options
  • Agree on realistic weight-loss expectations and on a SMART plan to achieve behavioral goals
  • Assist in addressing drivers and barriers, offer education and resources, refer to provider, and arrange follow-up

This tool kit, was developed by the Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO)’s Primary Care Working Group.

This project was funded in part by a CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement Grant and funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada Innovation Strategy

Instructions: For shipments in Canada, you can pay online using Paypal. For International Orders please contact us at:

Canadian Obesity Network
MMC. Rm 102, 10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
orders@obesitynetwork.ca or
Phone: +1(780) 735-6764 Fax: +1(780) 735-6763

5As of Obesity Management by Canadian Obesity Network is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.obesitynetwork.ca.
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