Does weight indicate health?

2020-05-25T15:29:05-04:00May 25th, 2020|

Many people assume that you can tell a lot about a person’s health by simply looking at their body weight. It is also common to assume that we know some things about a person’s characteristics or their lifestyle, based [...]

Ending the Freak Show Mentality

2019-12-17T12:18:32-05:00December 17th, 2019|

By Cathy Moen When P.T. Barnum was creating his circus, he sought out the strange, unusual and exoticto be in his show. Patrons would come from miles around to experience the three-ring circus, which included circus freaks. We’ve all heard of them: [...]

Fat Family Part 2: Fat Mom

2019-10-16T14:27:12-04:00October 16th, 2019|

Cathy is a loving and creative mom of two amazing boys. She currently works for the Provincial Government of BC as an Adjudicator for Specialized Services. In her spare time, you can find Cathy in the cheering sections at all of her son’s [...]

Obesity Canada’s Open Letter to Manitoba House Leaders and MLAs Re: Bill 216

2018-11-01T14:52:15-04:00November 1st, 2018|

OPEN LETTER Manitoba House Leaders and Members of the Legislative Assembly, On behalf of Obesity Canada’s 15,000 professional members and 20,000 public supporters, we are writing to express our disappointment with the outcome of yesterday’s Manitoba Committee Meeting where Bill 216 was [...]

Act Now: Manitoba Private Member’s Bill to Include Physical Size/Weight in Human Rights Code

2018-11-01T10:00:45-04:00November 1st, 2018|

A Manitoba private member’s bill to have "physical size and weight" included in the Human Rights Code to prevent discrimination based on body size (Bill 216) died in committee last night (October 31, 2018). Here's what you can do about it (and [...]

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