Obesity Canada Joins HEAL: Organizations for Health Action

2019-06-25T15:53:08+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada recently became a member of HEAL: Organizations for Health Action, a national coalition of more than 40 organizations that advocate for action on significant health issues. HEAL uses a consensus-based approach that highlights the collective expertise and impact of the [...]

OC On Hand at UK All Parliamentary Group on Obesity International Conference

2019-01-24T13:48:28+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , , |

By Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas On January 14th, 2019, Dr. Arya M. Sharma (Obesity Canada’s Scientific Director) and I participated in the UK All Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity International Conference, where we shared Canada’s approach to obesity. This international conference also [...]

Yukon Medical Association Becomes Second PTMA to Recognize Obesity as a Chronic Disease

2018-11-08T10:25:25+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: |

At their annual general meeting November 2nd, 2018 the Yukon Medical Association voted unanimously to recognize obesity as a chronic medical disease requiring enhanced research, treatment and prevention efforts. With an obesity rate of 1 in 3 Yukoners (34%, compared with 26% [...]

Obesity on the World Stage: What Happened at the United Nations

2018-10-10T17:07:38+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

by Ian Patton On September 26th the World Obesity Federation and the World Economic Forum joined forces to host a side event at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY to discuss the importance of prioritizing obesity as a noncommunicable [...]