Honoring Dr. Taniya Nagpal: Recipient of the TOPS New Investigator Award for Advancements in Obesity and Pregnancy Research

2024-04-23T13:04:54-04:00April 12th, 2024|

Celebrating Excellence: Dr. Taniya Nagpal's Impact on Obesity and Pregnancy Research Obesity Canada proudly recognizes Dr. Taniya Nagpal, the recipient of the prestigious TOPS New Investigator Research Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of obesity research, specifically during pregnancy. [...]

Publication: Presentation of a weight bias internalization tool for use in pregnancy and a call for future research: A commentary

2024-04-23T13:03:14-04:00March 7th, 2024|

Abstract Background Emerging evidence has shown that weight stigma is a concern during pregnancy, with several studies documenting common sources including healthcare, the media and interpersonal networks. Experiencing weight stigma may lead to weight bias internalization (WBI), whereby individuals accept and [...]

5 Principles of Obesity

2024-04-23T13:04:15-04:00March 5th, 2024|

These 5 principles were co-created by member organizations of the International Obesity Collaborative (IOC) by developing consensus statements and evidence-based education about obesity to share around the globe. Obesity is a chronic disease impacting populations worldwide. People living with obesity face [...]

New Publication: Transforming the landscape of obesity education – The Canadian obesity education competencies

2023-11-03T14:30:28-04:00November 3rd, 2023|

Obesity Canada’s Education Action Team has been working diligently and has recently published a robust obesity education competency set. Below is the abstract for the paper. Background With ongoing gaps in obesity education delivery for health professions in Canada and around [...]

New Publication: A scoping review of obesity education interventions for current and prospective medical professionals in Canada

2023-09-26T09:45:22-04:00September 13th, 2023|

Obesity Canada's Education Action Team has been working diligently and has recently published a Scoping Review in Obesity Pillars. Below is the abstract for the paper. Background Obesity is a prevalent chronic disease in Canada. Individuals living with obesity frequently interact [...]

New Publication: Implementing evidence-based obesity management guidelines requires development of medical competencies: A commentary outlining future directions in obesity education in Canada

2023-09-14T15:01:30-04:00September 13th, 2023|

Some members of Obesity Canada's Education Action Team recently published a commentary paper on obesity Education in Canada and planned activities for the Education Action  Team over the coming months. Below is the abstract for the article. Background This commentary provides [...]