Assessing the State of Obesity Care: Quality, Access and Standards

2019-10-28T12:58:35+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

By Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada I have been working in the field of obesity research, education and advocacy for over a decade. In that time, I have seen the field of obesity change significantly. In [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy, Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Weight bias, weight stigma and weight-based discrimination affect people of all ages and across settings, including in schools, at home, workplaces, healthcare systems and in popular media. Current narratives around obesity may contribute to weight bias by oversimplifying the causes of obesity [...]

UAlberta: Young People (Aged 13-18) with Obesity Needed for Interviews in Research Study About Weight Bias

2019-01-29T11:02:03+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

We are doing a study about weight bias experiences of young people with obesity. Weight bias is when people are treated unfairly because of their body size. We want to better understand how weight bias happens, so that we can find effective [...]

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 [...]

Obesity Week Roundup: Advocacy, Partnerships and Common Ground

2018-12-04T16:00:26+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada was on hand for Obesity Week, a major scientific conference hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, in Nashville this past November. With around 6,000 delegates, it is one of the largest collection [...]

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