Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Obesity Network’

Reducing Weight Bias: Here’s a Pretty Strong Clue

April 28, 2017 — People living with obesity find themselves swimming in a vast sea of weight bias. Obesity clinicians and researchers see it all the time. Knowing how to drain it away is hard because everyone has an opinion. But not many people have empiric evidence. At the Canadian Obesity Summit this week, Sarah Nutter and Angela Alberga presented […]

Locking People Out of Healthcare for Obesity

April 25, 2017 — The suggestion box is locked. So is the clinic if you need obesity care. A new report card on access to evidence-based obesity care in Canada gives the country’s healthcare system a solid F. The system is effectively locking people out from receiving care for obesity until the disease has serious complications. Band-Aids for Obesity […]

Giving Voice to People Living with Obesity

May 2, 2015 — Giving voice to people living with obesity is a theme that is running through the Fourth Canadian Obesity Summit in Toronto. On every day of the meeting, people living with obesity have been playing an active and visible role in the agenda presenting personal reflections, presenting their own research, and giving interviews to media attending […]

Less Blame and Shame in Canada?

May 1, 2015 — Could it be that Canada is on its way to finding a less stigmatized path for addressing obesity? At the Fourth Canadian Obesity Summit, they are certainly working on it. New data presented here suggest that Canadians, especially French-speaking Canadians, may be ready for it. ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle and colleagues studied how the public and healthcare professionals view […]

Public Health without Private Harm

April 29, 2015 — Does the zealous pursuit of public health with respect to obesity cause private harm? The Nutrition Resource Center of the Ontario Public Health Association asked some hard questions in a day-long symposium leading up to the opening of the Fourth Canadian Obesity Summit. Messages from the media, industry, and even some health professionals and public […]

Who Are These Creatures with Obesity?

April 28, 2015 — “Obesity is a disease that hides in plain sight,” says Harvard’s Lee Kaplan. So perhaps we should not be surprised when the Journal of Public Health publishes a study that asks, “Who are the obese?” The authors propose that there are six types (stereotypes?) of these creatures with obesity. If we can set aside the dehumanizing […]