National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance


National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit civil-rights organization in the US dedicated to improving the quality of life for the obese. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide people of size with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy and member support.

NAAFA was founded in 1969 by William Fabrey in New York as the National Association to Aid Fat Americans. In their early years social activities and letter-writing campaigns were a major part of the organization. As the organization turned more toward political activism, the name was changed during the 1980s.

NAAFA has a yearly national convention in summer, which is usually alternated between the east and west coasts. The latest newsletters are available on the NAAFA website.

In 2008 they introduced the NAAFA Size Diversity Toolkit to try to educate corporations on quality of life issues. As part of its ongoing campaign, NAAFA also opposes airline policies regarding charging fat people for each seat they use.

Penn and Teller featured NAAFA (in an episode called "Obesity") on the Showtime series Bullshit! (March 24, 2007).[1]

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