Weight Bias and Discrimination
You're Invited to Participate!!
Participants are needed in a clinical research study at the University of Alberta. The study will look at how the accuracy of autonomic blood pressure monitor compares to standard blood pressure measurements in individuals with obesity.
We've summarized the extent to which weight bias affects individuals in a new display that travels with Collaborative members to various conferences and events throughout Canada.
The Canadian Obesity Network's Students and New Professionals have already started blogging for this academic year and they want you to check it out (and maybe submit a post too)!
The Weight of Living is a social media project with a mission to dismantle the stereotypes and myths surrounding the lives of those who live with obesity.
The Canadian Peace & Unity Foundation is hosting a Healthy Lifestyle Seminar!
The Canadian Obesity Network's Public Webinar series continues on MAy 24th with Dr.'s Angela Alberga and Sara Kirk as they discuss the significant impact of weight bias and discrimination in Canada. Click on the poster to register!
Check out the inaugural issue of our CONDUIT newsletter!
If I had to point to one single factor that has in fact stopped the “medical establishment” from finding better treatments and providing access to effective and compassionate care for people struggling with excess weight, it is their refusal to consider obesity a disease. Link to Website
It will not surprise many working in the field of weight and obesity — or even those in the general public — to read that multiple studies have confirmed that weight bias exists in our culture.