Weight Awareness News is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and educational material to consumers and physicians. News content created by Weight Awareness is free from influence by sponsors, partners, or other sources.
Anyone who serves on the Weight Awareness News staff must fully disclose any financial or other interests that he or she may have in any drug, biotech, medical device, or other company perceived to have influence in the healthcare industry. Such disclosure must be made to the individual's immediate supervisor at the time of hiring or at the time that the financial or other interest develops. The supervisor will determine whether the interest presents a conflict and, if so, what must be done to eliminate it. Weight Awareness keeps its News staff separate and distinct from staff dedicated to sponsors or partners.
The Weight Awareness News staff is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues. Weight Awareness reporters must diligently seek out subjects of stories or qualified experts to provide commentary. They must also seek objective commentary or comment from a qualified spokesperson to provide balance. Material generated by Weight Awareness News staff must disclose information about financial relationships or other interests that might influence outcome of a study or the commentary from an individual.
Weight Awareness journalists strive to provide thorough and honest coverage and share a dedication to ethical behavior and the highest professional standards.