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Bill of Rights


 

Weight-loss Consumer Bill of Rights

Weight-loss Consumer Bill of Rights

1. WARNING: RAPID WEIGHT LOSS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS. RAPID WEIGHT LOSS IS MORE THAN 1 ½ TO 2 POUNDS PER WEEK OR LOSS OF MORE THAN 1 PERCENT OF BODY WEIGHT PER WEEK AFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF PARTICIPATION IN A WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM.

2. CONSULT YOUR PERSONAL PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING ANY WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM.

3. ONLY PERMANENT LIFESTYLE CHANGES, SUCH AS MAKING HEALTHFUL FOOD CHOICES AND INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PROMOTE LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS. 

4. QUALIFICATIONS OF PROVIDERS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

5. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

a. ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF THIS PROGRAM AND ITS NUTRITIONAL CONTENT, PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT, AND EDUCATIONAL COMPONENTS.

b. RECEIVE ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF THE ACTUAL OR ESTIMATED PRICE OF THE WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM INCLUDING EXTRA PRODUCTS, SERVICES, SUPPLEMENTS, EXAMINATIONS, AND LABORATORY TESTS.

c. KNOW THE ACTUAL OR ESTIMATED DURATION OF THE PROGRAM.

KNOW THE NAME, ADDRESS, AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE DIETICIAN OR NUTRITIONIST WHO HAS REVIEWED AND APPROVED THE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM ACCORDING TO s. 468.505(1)(j), FLORIDA STATUTES. 

 

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