OC Parliamentary Reception a Success

2019-05-23T15:22:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

On April 29, 2019 Obesity Canada representatives were on Parliament Hill to meet with members of parliament and advocate on behalf of individuals living with obesity for increased access to treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease.  In total, OC [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy, Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Weight bias, weight stigma and weight-based discrimination affect people of all ages and across settings, including in schools, at home, workplaces, healthcare systems and in popular media. Current narratives around obesity may contribute to weight bias by oversimplifying the causes of obesity [...]

Obesity Week Roundup: Advocacy, Partnerships and Common Ground

2018-12-04T16:00:26+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada was on hand for Obesity Week, a major scientific conference hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, in Nashville this past November. With around 6,000 delegates, it is one of the largest collection [...]

Smoking Prevalence is Decreasing … Now, How Do We Increase Physical Activity and Healthy Eating?

2018-03-01T15:38:01+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Taniya S. Nagpal (PhD Candidate) and Matthew J. Fagan (MA Candidate). Dr. Harry Prapavessis (Director of the Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory) also assisted with the editing.  The prevalence of smoking worldwide in 1960 was over 50% for males and [...]