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 [...]

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

2019-10-28T12:58:35-04:00 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 [...]

HOBS (Swedish patient association for obesity) Zero Tolerance for Weight Stigma Campaign

2019-10-09T11:33:04-04:00 October 7th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

HOBS is a Swedish patient association for obesity. They have launched the below film as part of their Zero Tolerance for Weight Stigma Campaign. "To stop obesity stigma is to stop making assumptions about someone's health or heath behaviors based on [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14-04:00 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 [...]

The Fight to End Sizeism: History of the Manitoba Bill to Amend to Human Rights Code

2018-10-01T18:34:24-04:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post is by Lindsey Mazur, Registered Dietitian, master’s student and founder of Manitobans Against Weight Stigma. You can connect with Lindsey on Twitter at @HAESRD.   Sizeism, or discrimination based on physical size and weight, is a human rights issue with [...]

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