This project examined the experiences of individuals living with obesity; the perceptions of heath care providers and the role of social, institutional and political structures, in the assessment and management of obesity.
Most primary care providers in Ontario see young patients and their families who are at risk of developing obesity. The Preventing Childhood Obesity Tool helps guide conversations with patients and their families about healthy lifestyle choices and goal-setting. It is intended to be used with paediatric patients (2-17 years of age) and their families, irrespective of patient weight. Link to Website
The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization with the mission to make significant contributions to the understanding of our toxic food environment, the complex forces affecting how we eat, societal stigma against individuals with obesity, and how we can address these problems to optimize public health. The UConn School of Medicine designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Benoît Lamarche, PhD
Spencer Proctor, PhD
Geeta Achyuthan, MD
Assess the root causes of obesity, identify barriers to weight loss and individualize treatment to obesity. Free and available through our partner mdBriefcase.
SCOPE is the only internationally-recognised certification in obesity management. It equips health professionals with up to date, evidence-based obesity management resources, to better treat their obese patients and to excel in their careers.