Looking for more information, or some other resources and tools to explore? You’ve come to the right place—visit the links below to learn more!
Checklist: How to Access the Benefits You Need can help you navigate your private benefits coverage if a treatment for obesity has been declined by your provider.
Factsheet on Obesity Treatments in Canada outlines what interventions are recommended in treatment guidelines, and how difficult it can be to access care. A companion piece to the benefits tool above.
Guide For Assessing Commercial Weight-Loss Programs – There seems to be an endless number of commercial weight-loss and diet programs available today, but that does not mean that they are all created equal or are based on real evidence. While speaking with your healthcare professional about any concerns you have is the best option, click here for a checklist of program features to look for in a healthy weight-loss program. Feel free to print this list out and keep it with you to reference later.
Guide to Evaluating Health Information on the Internet -The Internet can be a great resource for health information. However, it is important to critically assess each web page you come across to make sure what you are reading is reliable, up-to-date and from a trusted source. Click here for a checklist to help evaluate health information you find on the internet.
5As of Weight Management Program
No Size Fits All Brochure
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) – A U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to individuals affected by obesity. Visit the OAC for additional information on obesity.
Overcoming Weight Bias (English and French)
Children and Weight-biased Bullying
Weight Based Bullying
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – A non-profit, non-commercial network of weight-loss support groups across Canada and the U.S. offering realistic tools and programs for healthy living and weight management.
Obesity Canada’s Weight of Living Project
Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity