Select 5As materials are now completely free! Only pay the shipping!

2020-07-09T11:56:50-04:00 July 9th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

That's right, select materials are now completely free of charge - you just pay the shipping! Our No Size Fits All Brochure, Adult & Pregnancy Obesity Management Guides, and Obesity Fact Sheets are all available upon request.  The 5As were initially [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

2020-05-28T15:47:56-04:00 May 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 [...]

Access to Treatment: Are Obesity Treatments Stigmatized?

2019-07-19T10:47:37-04:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Disclaimer: Obesity Canada receives unrestricted educational grants from companies who research, manufacture and/or market obesity treatments in Canada and other jurisdictions.  Obesity is a chronic disease (defined as when excess weight or fat impairs health). Just like diabetes and other chronic diseases, [...]

#WorldObesityDay Book Review! Weightless: An Astrological Guide to Shedding Pounds & Keeping Them Off

2018-10-11T09:03:42-04:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Research shows that most Canadians living with obesity don’t ask healthcare professionals for treatment. When they ask for help, they are frequently told to eat less and move more, a simplistic and ineffective message that does not recognize the complex biology of [...]

Toronto Chapter Celebrates Third Anniversary with Positive Messages

2018-08-22T15:40:06-04:00 July 18th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Obesity Canada's Toronto chapter celebrated three years with The Sweet Taste of Success: Uplifting Stories From The Real World. This event featured three speakers who spoke about about their own experiences with weight management, delving into their journeys of developing improved self-awareness and how they achieved a different relationship [...]

The Sweet Taste of Success: Obesity Canada Toronto Chapter Event

2018-07-31T18:23:32-04:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

The Sweet Taste of Success Uplifting Weight Loss Stories from the Real World The Obesity Canada- Toronto Chapter invites you to their third anniversary celebration aptly titled, The Sweet Taste of Success. This networking and education event will showcase the various definitions of [...]

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