The Disease

At Gem we take the same view point as the American Medical Association in classifying obesity as a disease. While there is no cure for obesity because it is a vastly complicated condition that encompasses both internal and external factors, as well as biological and behavioral components, we have interventions that have been proven to effectively manage the condition and maintain a healthy weight.

We use the comprehensive understanding of the contributing factors to obesity to remove undeserved guilt and blame. This allows us to understand the true enemy and design an effective battle plan that will empower our students to do what they are so capable of doing… take control of their health permanently.

Is Weight Something We Inherit? (HBO: The Weight of the Nation)