Obesity Canada participates in the European/International Congress on Obesity scheduled for September 1-4, 2020

2020-08-31T12:53:26-04:00 August 31st, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 1, 2020 between 16:15 and 17:45 PM Central European Time, Dr. Mary Forhan and Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas will be participating in the Obesity Stigma Workshop hosted in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the [...]

Upcoming: OC-SNP COVID-19 Webinar

2020-07-15T15:34:05-04:00 July 15th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Malcolm Snow. Malcolm is a 4th year undergraduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also one of the Chapter Representatives on the OC-SNP National Executive. In mid-May, fellow Chapter Representative Joyla Furlano and I [...]

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 [...]

Call for Beta Testers for Our New Online Community

2020-06-24T11:26:45-04:00 June 24th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

Obesity Canada has some big news for our members! For a while now, we have heard the frustrations of Canadians living with obesity that there is a lack of support, education and community for us. Where there are support networks, they often [...]

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

2020-06-19T14:42:25-04:00 June 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

2020-07-02T18:01:10-04:00 June 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?

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

Weight Bias, Obesity Stigma and COVID-19

2020-05-27T17:53:02-04:00 May 25th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

Click here to download the PDF document. The following paper has been prepared by Obesity Canada’s EveryBODY Matters Collaborative: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD; Sara Kirk, PhD; Angela Alberga, PhD; Mary Forhan, OT/PhD; Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD; Erin Cameron, PhD; Sarah Nutter, [...]

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