Women with Obesity Needed for University of Alberta Study

2018-11-08T09:44:01+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Looking for women with obesity to participate in a study about experiences of body weight inclusive physical activity classes. Do you: Self-identify as a woman living with obesity? Participate in structured physical activity classes that you consider body weight inclusive or non [...]

Yukon Medical Association Becomes Second PTMA to Recognize Obesity as a Chronic Disease

2018-11-08T10:25:25+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: |

At their annual general meeting November 2nd, 2018 the Yukon Medical Association voted unanimously to recognize obesity as a chronic medical disease requiring enhanced research, treatment and prevention efforts. With an obesity rate of 1 in 3 Yukoners (34%, compared with 26% [...]

Obesity Canada’s Open Letter to Manitoba House Leaders and MLAs Re: Bill 216

2018-11-01T14:52:15+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

OPEN LETTER Manitoba House Leaders and Members of the Legislative Assembly, On behalf of Obesity Canada’s 15,000 professional members and 20,000 public supporters, we are writing to express our disappointment with the outcome of yesterday’s Manitoba Committee Meeting where Bill 216 was [...]

Act Now: Manitoba Private Member’s Bill to Include Physical Size/Weight in Human Rights Code

2018-11-01T10:00:45+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: , |

A Manitoba private member’s bill to have "physical size and weight" included in the Human Rights Code to prevent discrimination based on body size (Bill 216) died in committee last night (October 31, 2018). Here's what you can do about it (and [...]

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity 2018: Obesity Canada Travel Award Winner

2018-10-29T11:00:51+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: OC News|

Congratulations to Lisa Tang, Alexa Ferninands, Megan Lamb, Kavitha Ramachandran, and Ana Kovacevic on receiving a Student Travel Award to the 7th Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Conference. This year's conference was held in Calgary, Alberta. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary [...]

October Issue of Healthcare Policy Today: “Why Canada’s Health Systems Should Stop Treating Chronic Disease”

2018-10-11T10:09:45+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

That’s not a real healthcare journal – and it’s pretty obvious just how out of touch those headlines are. Can you imagine if Canada’s healthcare policies were based on shaming and blaming people with chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis and cancer and [...]

#WorldObesityDay Book Review! Weightless: An Astrological Guide to Shedding Pounds & Keeping Them Off

2018-10-11T09:03:42+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Research shows that most Canadians living with obesity don’t ask healthcare professionals for treatment. When they ask for help, they are frequently told to eat less and move more, a simplistic and ineffective message that does not recognize the complex biology of [...]

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