Unfit for Work: Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

2021-06-04T13:31:52-04:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today's blog post comes from Marcus Moore. Marcus is the Resource Coordinator of the Students and New Professionals National Executive and a law student at Western University. You can read his full bio on our SNP National Executive page. In the [...]

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:23:23-05:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021! Obesity Care Week (OCW) is an annual awareness week dedicated to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity. Obesity Care Week [...]

Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:18:33-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mark Your Calendars! Obesity Care Week, organized by our partners at the Obesity Action Coalition,  is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity: February [...]

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

2020-07-08T15:39:46-04:00July 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 [...]

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. [...]

People with Obesity are not Personally Responsible for their Weight

2020-07-02T18:01:10-04:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most crucial components of “healthy weight” social messages is that body weight is easily modifiable[1]. This is a message people hear, read, and talk about on a regular basis. It is common to hear phrases that communicate the [...]

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 [...]

Piece of Cake: Food Choices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-05-28T15:47:56-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

COVID-19 has produced pronounced stress as we manage physical distancing or self-isolation. Feeling stressed leads some of us to crave comfort foods, which might serve as a way of coping, regardless of whether we are aware of it or not. When [...]

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