People First Language

People First Language 2020-12-16T15:20:09-05:00
FREE NON-STIGMATIZING IMAGES

People First Language and Appropriate Images

People-first language is the standard for respectfully addressing people with chronic disease, rather than labeling them by their illness. Because of the importance of reducing bias associated with obesity, Obesity Canada and its partners urge everyone to use people-first language.

(Click on the links below to access the resources.)

Person First Language Policy

Flint, S. W. and Reale, S. (2014). Obesity Stigmatisation from obesity researchers. The Lancet

Kyle, T. K. and Puhl, R. M. (2014). Putting People First in Obesity.

Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity: Language Matters 

Join our online communities!

Free, secure and moderated forums for
healthcare pros and people living with
obesity. 
Click here to join
close-link
Support Obesity Canada! Donations $20 + receive a tax receipt.
Appuyez Obésité Canada!  Les dons de plus de 20$ recevront un reçu fiscal.
DONATE NOW
DONNEZ