I’ve Learned about Weight Stigma. What can I Do to Help?

2020-07-08T15:39:46-04:00 July 6th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Sarah Nutter, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary; Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Committee After learning about “healthy weight” social messages, the ways that these messages are contradicted by scientific research, and the consequences these messages have for people with obesity [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-12-17T11:38:11-05:00 December 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

2019-12-17T11:04:40-05:00 December 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 [...]

Fat Family Part 3: Fat Parents

2019-11-20T11:58:38-05:00 November 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 [...]

3rd Canadian Weight Bias Summit Report

2018-06-01T15:25:38-04:00 January 1st, 2017|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Despite decades of research demonstrating the negative impact of weight bias on health and quality of life, we’ve only see a handful of effective ways to reduce it. In May 2016, Obesity Canada (then known as The Canadian Obesity Network) invited [...]

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