The Consequences of “Healthy Weight” Messages for People with Obesity

2020-06-19T14:42:25-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

In this series, we have identified that “healthy weight” social messages[1] exist in our society that inaccurately support the belief that higher body weights are unhealthy and that people can easily change their body weights by changing their behaviours. [...]

Does Everyone with a Large Body have Obesity?

2020-06-09T11:14:16-04:00June 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 [...]

Why I Continue to Advocate, and Why You Should, Too

2019-12-17T11:38:11-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

by Melody Harding A few months ago I was able to share with the Obesity Canada community (via this newsletter) that I had successfully settled my Human Rights Complaint with Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness. After 13 years of trying [...]

An Open Letter on Obesity and Human Rights

2019-12-17T11:04:40-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take a moment to re-read  one of the stories that has driven our patient advocates to take action. The story of Ellen Maud Bennett gripped the media last year. Ellen included a message for the world in her obituary, which was published [...]

Helen: Weight of Living

2019-11-25T11:26:11-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: OC News, Weight of Living|Tags: , , , , |

Representation matters! Obesity Canada launched the Weight of Living series to dismantle the stereotypes and myths surrounding obesity. Through stories and photos, we hope to address the bias that surrounds obesity and weight, and inspire others to continue the conversation about obesity. [...]

Fat Family Part 3: Fat Parents

2019-11-20T11:58:38-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kelly Moen is an active patient advocate and vice-chair of the Obesity Canada Public Engagement Committee. Kelly and his wife Cathy gave a talk about living with obesity and the impact on family earlier this year.  This topic has inspired Kelly’s family to write [...]

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