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 [...]

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 [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14-04:00 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 [...]

Tackling Weight Bias in the Classroom: CON-SNP UW’s Weight Bias Module

2018-03-01T14:40:17-05:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: OC News, SNP, Weight Bias|Tags: |

Today’s guest post comes from Katelyn Godin and Amanda Raffoul. They are both in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.  Weight bias and discrimination permeate many aspects of daily life. We witness it in the workplace [...]

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