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I’ve Learned about Weight Stigma. What can I Do to Help?

2020-07-08T15:39:46-04:00 July 6th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Sarah Nutter, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary; Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Committee After learning about “healthy weight” social messages, the ways that these messages are contradicted by scientific research, and the consequences these messages have for people with obesity [...]

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Students and New Professionals – National Executive Elections

2020-07-31T11:48:25-04:00 June 30th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ATTENTION - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 14 The OC-SNP National Executive is a rewarding experience. We asked past and present OC-SNP National Executives, and 100% said they would recommend joining the OC-SNP Executive to their friends and colleagues. Below you’ll [...]

From Grad School and Beyond: Dr. Kristen Reilly

2020-06-29T18:10:51-04:00 June 29th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kristen Reilly has been involved with Obesity Canada for over six years, including serving on the OC-SNP National Executive as National Chapter Representative (2018-19) and Special Events Coordinator (2019-20). She obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Guelph [...]

The Consequences of “Healthy Weight” Messages for People with Obesity

2020-06-19T14:42:25-04:00 June 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

In this series, we have identified that “healthy weight” social messages[1] exist in our society that inaccurately support the belief that higher body weights are unhealthy and that people can easily change their body weights by changing their behaviours. [...]

People with Obesity are not Personally Responsible for their Weight

2020-07-02T18:01:10-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most crucial components of “healthy weight” social messages is that body weight is easily modifiable[1]. This is a message people hear, read, and talk about on a regular basis. It is common to hear phrases that communicate the [...]

Obesity Canada and Desjardins Insurance Partner for the Health of Canadians

2020-06-08T12:18:38-04:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Edmonton, AB, June 9, 2020 – Obesity Canada is pleased to announce that Desjardins Insurance has joined its growing roster of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with obesity. Desjardins is the first insurance and employee benefits provider [...]

Does Everyone with a Large Body have Obesity?

2020-06-09T11:14:16-04:00 June 5th, 2020|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To more closely examine the problematic nature of “healthy weight”[1] social messages, it is important to consider whether or not everyone who has a large body has obesity. It is a common belief that obesity is defined by examining [...]

Piece of Cake: Food Choices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-05-28T15:47:56-04:00 May 28th, 2020|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

COVID-19 has produced pronounced stress as we manage physical distancing or self-isolation. Feeling stressed leads some of us to crave comfort foods, which might serve as a way of coping, regardless of whether we are aware of it or not. When [...]

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